Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah has expressed satisfaction with the large number of people who participated in the ongoing voter registration in Mchinji District.
She said this yesterday after visiting some registration centres in Mchinji Central, Mchinji East and South West constituencies.
In an interview at Bua Primary School in Mchinji Central Constituency, Ansah commended political parties and other stakeholders for sensitising communities to register.
“As a commission, we are happy that things have changed in this second phase compared to the first phase. We believe the numbers will go up by tomorrow, which is our last day of the second phase of the registration exercise,” she said.
In their remarks, local monitors for different political parties told the commission that no major issues were reported and that the exercise went on smoothly.
However, a monitor at Tikoliwe Primary School registration centre in Mchinji South West Constituency, Silvester Zulu, said they turned away Zambians who wanted to register.
The second phase of the voter registration exercise for the forthcoming May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, ended yesterday. It involved Mchinji, Nkhotakota and Dowa districts.
Mchinji has 336 494 prospective voters.