Joyce Banda calls for women’s leadership in policy and political positions

Joyce Banda—the former president of Malawi and a longtime advocate for female representation in politics— continues to earn more respect and recognition a cross Africa and abroad as she speaks on steward leadership, women and girl child...

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Donors commend Malawi Electoral Commission for registering 6.8 million voters in biometric system

Malawi’s development partners have commended the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for successfully registering 6.8 million voters in the first ever digitized voter registration process which used the Biometric Voter Registration system. The development partners; Britain,...

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Why does DPP always win Malawi general elections?

 

By Prince Yamie

 

The reason why the governing Democratic Progressive (DPP) always win with landslide victory is that they have a brilliant team of strategists,great team work and a royal base,these factors makes it easier to spread out to the regions which they are weak and garner votes.

 

The most Paramount is their ability to leave the masses in suspense on running mate post which very often results into great success.

The suitable candidate is carefully chosen to make a difference. Patience is what they have and it always pay of.

 

Currently we know the running mate of the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Chakwera.

 

We know who might be a running mate to the United Transformation Movement (UTM) Saulos Chilima.

 

In all this DPP has the upper hand,they are studying the floor,next year by January or February,the whole country will be thrilled with their choice which will paralyze the other candidates.

 

2019 TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS REGISTRATION

 

Total number is 6.8 million registered voters.This is how the regions have registered:

 

North 13.59 %

Centre 42.55%

South 43.85%

 

In 2014 Elections.

 

MCP got 48 seats.

 

DPP got 50 seats.

 

PP got 26 seats.

 

UDF got 14 seats.

 

Independent Candidates seats 52.

 

With time everything has changed.

 

DPP lost few seats and got more seats from Peoples Party (PP), independents candidates and others.

 

As we speak DPP has more than 10 Members of Parliament (MPs) in northern Region and great number of seats in the central region as well.

 

MCP has only two or one seat in the north.

 

PP  had 14 while  as of now the party has only six or seven seats, the rest have gone to DPP, one to MCP.

 

With these facts PP is no longer strong in the North. DPP needs to get more Support from the Northerners. That 13.59% of votes it’s a puzzle piece to finalize the equation.

 

From the results i did  with My Tumbuka friends,they seem to like Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) but only if it’s headed by Frank Mwenefumbo.

 

Frank is a sharp cheddar in North and he is the guy that DPP needs that side (My Opinion) People that side love DPP but they just desire few of their own in the Party.

 

My second opinion is that if DPP could get a Tumbuka person as a running mate,that will change the tides.

 

UTM they can try with Richard Msowoya but the guy has run out of gas,he is no longer a favorite besides that next year all the odds were against him in his Constituency.

 

My last Opinion

 

Is to continue the electoral alliance with UDF and find a mutual ground that favors them both..

 

With UDF..Machinga, Zomba,Mangochi Titenga, be assured of this. This is what i think and it shall remain as my opinions.

 

DisclaimerViews expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of the Publisher or the Editor of Maravi Post

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Sidik Mia says MCP government to empower local farmers

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By Leo Mkhuwala

 

Once ushered into government, the country’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) will focus on empowering local farmers by bettering prices of Agricultural commodities while on the other hand, boost thier capacity to increase crop production, MCP Vice President Sidik Mia has said.

 

The political giant was speaking last Tuesday during his visit to Blantyre South-West constituency to meet grassroot  leaders.

 

He said, the current miserable tradition of importing Agro- based commodities like tomato and fruits from other countries will have no room in the forth coming MCP government because the party regards Agriculture as pitoval, just as it is an engine of country’s economy.

 

Said Mia: “Just as it was during the plentiful days of the late Kamuzu, Malawi will again be associated with bumper harvest and robust economy that will be propelled by sound Agricultural policies and in so doing, empower local our farmers to produce more than enough and sell the surplus at better predictable prices.”

 

He queried: “How can a country fail to even produce its own fruits like apples and oranges, and instead, depend on imported ones? How can hunger be a permanent song to sing year in year out and yet they claim the economy of the country is on the right track?”

 

Speaking before Mia, the MCP National Campaign Director, Moses Kunkuyu called on supporters to ignore the few greedy, selfish and unfocused leaders that have bade farewell to MCP.

 

Said Kumkuyu: “Anyone who has moved out from the mighty MCP is a jackpot leader with a primary interest for their own belly, because those leaders with great intentions for our country Malawi remain in MCP.”

 

Before distributing party materials to over 2000 grassroot leaders, Mia who was accompanied by his wife Abida, unveiled the parliamentary female candidate for the area, Flonnie Maliro alongside two shadow ward councillors.

 

He articulated the fact that, his business woman-cum-politician wife, who is also the parliamentary candidate for Chikwawa-Mkombedzi constituency, had accompanied him to render support to her fellow female candidate who was being unveiled.

 

On a similar errand, Mia was recently in Balaka West where he interacted with over 2000 grassroot leaders and distributed party materials.

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6.8 million votes up for grabs; road to 2019

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MCP-UTM electoral combination doubtful, other  alliances likely – Analysts  

There is great possibility of  electoral partnerships in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections but analysts have doubted  the possibility of  opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  and and the newly registered party, UTM led by...

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