By-election ballot papers finally in

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)has received ballot papers in Lilongwe in readiness for the March 30 by-elections.

MEC Chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale said the commission is pleased to receive the ballot papers in good time as they will be able to dispatch them to different centers on time.

“We our very delighted that they have arrived ahead of schedule initially they were supposed to arrive at 4:30 in the afternoon but they managed to land at 11:30.

“I think that works to our advantage because now we will be able to dispatch all the materials to all the centers in good time so that they travel at a good time,” said Kachale.

He said all is set for the distribution of the papers to all centers as they have enough vehicles to send the materials as soon as different stakeholders finish verifying the papers.

“At the moment we have no challenges all vehicles we need for the nine different places where we are having by- elections are ready,” said Kachale.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) representative Ken Msonda expressed satisfaction with the whole process of the arrival of the ballot papers.

“We have never doubted our MEC they have always been very professional, we are happy that everything is in order and we are expecting that the ballot papers will be dispatched immediately,” he said.

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