Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN) has called on the media and electoral players to ensure that they focus on three pillars of transparency, accountability and competitiveness if the country is to hold democratic elections.
Chairperson for MESN Steve Duwa told YFM that information on elections needs to be in the public domain so that citizens can access it and make informed decisions come 2019.
“We need to disseminate accurate, factual information to the voters as we head to the polls next year it is important that voters are aware of electoral laws and processes that lead to an election,” said Duwa.
He also spoke on the violent scenes that have already emerged in the country which he described as unacceptable and that perpetrators should be held accountable.
“It is very unfortunate that some parties are using violence as a means of expressing dismay on some issues, but we should let the law take its course because if this is not controlled now then it will affect the 2019 polls,” he concluded.