Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo on Monday advised newly appointed commissioners for the Electoral Commission (EC) to exercise impartiality in their duty in accordance with the Constitution.
He was speaking on Monday at the High Court in Blantyre after swearing in 10 commissioners.
Munlo told them to uphold and defend the Constitution which he also advised them to read and understand.
Said Munlo: â€œThis is an important national assignment given to you so you can reflect the wishes of citizens of Malawi on who they want to be their representatives in Parliament and leader of the country.
â€œYou are not supposed to get instructions from any government department or authority, but to do right and justice to all manners of people in accordance with the law without fear, favour or ill will. I have no doubt that you will all live up to what is expected.â€
The commissioners took their oath that was administered by acting registrar Mike Tembo in the presence of their spouses, families and friends.
The commission is headed by Supreme Court Judge Anastasia Msosa. Commissioners include the Reverend Allan Chiphiko, retired Anglican Archbishop Dr. Bernard Malango, the Reverend Maxwell Mezuwa Banda, Dr. Bertha Simwaka, Elvy Mtafu, Dr. Wellington Nakanga, the Reverend Emmanuel Chinkwita-Phiri, Gloria Chingota, Stanley Biliati and Nancy Tembo.