The ruling People’s Party (PP) says it will pay nomination fees for its aspiring members of Parliament (MPs) who will fail to do so in 20 May Tripartite Elections.
President Joyce Banda announced this on Sunday at Bingu International Conference Centre in
Lilongwe during official launch of PP 2014/2019 manifesto.
Said Banda: “We [PP] will pay nomination fees for all aspiring MPs who will not be able to pay.”
Banda asked the candidates to help her spread the manifestos which, she said, show how the party is prepared to improve people’s welfare in areas of food security, education, health and others.
President Banda assured the candidates and invited guests at the ceremony that it is possible for PP to win the coming elections.
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in August last year announced that male aspiring MPs will pay K200 000 (US$478) while their female counterparts will pay K150 000 (US$359) as nomination fees.