Thursday, 15 October 2015

Press Release- Disposal of Obsolete 2014 Tripartite Election Papers



PRESS RELEASE
Disposal of Obsolete 2014 Tripartite Election papers
In accordance with Parliamentary and Presidential Elections (PPE) Act Section 119 and the Local Government Elections (LGE) Act Section 102, the Malawi Electoral Commission is informing all stakeholders that it will be disposing election papers for the May 20, 2014 tripartite elections.
According to the two sections of the laws, the election records, which include voter registers, ballot papers, results records from districts and polling stations among others, are supposed to be preserved for one year. The Commission has been keeping the records at its warehouses located across the country and is now disposing them off.
The Commission, however, has preserved electoral records from the constituencies whose results are contested in courts and the cases have not been concluded.
The Commission through an open and competitive tender process has identified Lonestar Recycling Limited to buy the papers for recycling purposes only. Lonestar Recycling came out the highest bidder with a purchase offer of K26 per kilogramme.
MEC will monitor the whole process of moving the obsolete materials from its warehouses in Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre to the Lonestar Recycling warehouses in Lilongwe. Stakeholders wishing to observe the process are welcome to do so at their own cost. They should register with the following officers:
Mzuzu: Mrs Gellien Tembo, 0888834510 gtembo@mec.org.mw
Lilongwe: Mr Tennyson Singini 0994557494 tsingini@mec.org.mw
Blantyre: Mr Deverson Makwete 0884937937 dmakwete@mec.org.mw
For more details, contact the Director of Media and Public Relations, Sangwani Mwafulirwa on 0 999 274 304 or smwafulirwa@mec.org.mw .


Willie Kalonga
Chief Elections Officer

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