The Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) says there’s need for adequate, correct and value based information and capacity building among their stakeholders to contribute to acceptable and professionally managed elections. Mec Chairperson, Justice Anastazia Msosa, spoke on Monday during the opening of a five-day “building resources in democracy governance and elections” workshop in Blantyre.
Msosa observed that different target groups need different and require specific information for them to effectively participate in various electoral processes. “Although we have been conducting elections for close to 20 years now, every election comes with its own challenges and intricacies, hence civic education remains a pivotal process in creating an understanding of the electoral processes and how the public should participate,” she said. She said if they created a well informed electorate, unwarranted queries the commission receive after announcing the results can reduce.
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