As voter registration exercise officially ends today, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and National Registration Bureau (NRB) field officers have organised prayers in the last three registration jurisdictions of Mzimba, Nkhata Bay and Mzuzu.
The prayers’ coordinator Israel Ndelezina said yesterday they want to praise God for protecting them while in the field since June when the exercise started.
“A lot has happened during these six months. travelling long distances, falling sick away from hospitals and some of our colleagues have died while on duty, but God guarded some of us,” he said.
The prayers are scheduled to take place on Saturday from 5am to 6am at Mzimba Community Ground, Katoto Secondary School in Mzuzu and St Augustine Secondary School in Nkhata Bay.
According to Ndelezina, main activities will include praise and worship songs, choruses, short Bible teachings and thanksgiving prayers.
MEC chief elections officer Sam Alfandika described the registration exercise as a huge success and that the new system of biometric voter registration has not failed the commission.
“For the first time, we have used the biometric voter registration technology and it has worked really well. Let me assure everyone that Malawi will for the first time have an accurate voters’ register. He said.