Malawi electoral body visits NEC, hold discussions in Dar

15Jan 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Malawi electoral body visits NEC, hold discussions in Dar

DELEGATION from Malawi’s National Electoral Commission (MEC) has made a working visit at the offices of their Tanzanian counterparts – the National Electoral Commission (NEC) aimed at exchanging notes in the conduct of elections.

The 11-man delegation lead by MEC Chairperson, Dr Jane Ansah met and held talks with NEC officials on various issues in the conduct of elections in the two countries.

Speaking at the joint meeting NEC Chairman Appeals Court Judge(Retd.)Semistocles Kaijage expressed his pleasure to the visit of their Malawian counterparts to share their experiences.

He said: “Tanzania and Malawi are members of Union of Electoral Commissions in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) whose one of its aims to build capacity for the supervision of elections, I am pleased that you have elected to come to Tanzania to learn and exchange experiences.”  

On her part MEC Chairperson Jane Ansah thanked NEC for making the joint meeting a great success as many basic issues were discussed. She said the discussions brought up many basic issues on both sides.

He added: “We are returning back home with great understanding on matters relating to the conduct of elections, especially on the procedures of demarcation of constituencies.

MEC delegation comprised its Chairperson, five commissioners, Director of elections and four other officials.

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