Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said demarcation of wards in constituencies which have been facing some anomalies will be conducted in 2020 after the second tripartite elections in 2019.
MEC Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah disclosed this in Luchenza yesterday at a stakeholders consultative meeting the electoral body organised.
Among some of the challenges being faced in constituencies whose boundaries are not properly defined is lack of proper coordination, a situation that has left some parts of those constituencies being deprived of resources.
The situation has seen some MP’s serving in two constituencies and some constituencies being left out of development projects.
Ansah said MEC cannot carry out a ward demarcation exercise at the moment because they base their exercise from population censuses that are periodically carried out by the Nation Statistics Office (NSO); the next census will be in 2018.
“Commissioners have been divided into three groups, the south, central and the north whereby they will be visiting constituencies where there are issues of boundaries. After the consultations are done, we will discuss on how best we can solve the issues,” she said.
Ansah further said the consultations will provide a platform where the citizenry will be able to provide their thoughts on the electoral process, and in turn, guarantee for a free, fair and credible tripartite election.