The Special Law Commission on electoral reforms says it will come up with recommendations on new electoral laws in two to three months.
Speaking on Thursday during regional consultative workshop for the south, Commissioner Mwiza Nkhata says after the two day meeting, the commission will hold a national consultative meeting and thereafter sit down to reflect on the information gathered from the general public to come up with the recommendations.
“We will then submit our recommendations to parliament for formulation of legislative laws to be adopted in the electoral system,” he said.
According to Nkhata, during previous electoral consultative meetings, many stakeholders suggested all electoral laws be put in one statute. The majority also suggested a review in voter registration.
In her remarks, Commissioner Thandie Nkovole called on participant to the meeting who include the media to bring forward their input which she said are vital in the development of findings and recommendations of the special Law Commission.
“The subject matter of this review process raises some issues that particularly relate to the media in terms of ethics, best practice and the regulation of activities of the media by MACRA and Electoral Commission. Your views, experience and contributions is therefore vital,” she said.
The Special Law Commission was established to solicit views from the public and make appropriate recommendations following the 2014 tripartite elections and various post-election assessments.