Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of Karonga Diocese project coordinator Obert Mkandawire has appealed for peace in Karonga Central Constituency ahead of the by-elections in the area.
He said this on Friday at Mlare Craft Centre during a June 23 fresh presidential election post-mortem meeting with traditional leaders, the clergy, political leaders and Karonga district peace committee members.
“As a governance institution, we always advocate for peace and intraparty democracy. We ask political parties to conduct an issue-based campaign for peace to prevail,” said Mkandawire.
On his part, group village head Walamba said he did not want the name of Benghazi to resurface in the constituency due to political violence.
“So far, so good as both the 2019 Tripartite Elections and the June 23 2020 fresh presidential election were conducted peacefully,” he said.
CCJP, with funding from Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, is implementing a post-election peace building exercise in Paramount Chief Kyungu and Senior Chief Kilupula in the district.
Karonga Central Constituency fell vacant following the death of Cornelius Mwalwanda (Malawi Congress Party) two months ago.