Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Malawi media appeal for support for Mec on 2014 Tripartite Elections

PRESS RELEASE



Blantyre, 27th May 2014


We, the representatives of the Association of Malawi Media Owners, AMMO; the Media Council of Malawi, MCM; and the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa, MISA wish to appeal to all stakeholders to support the Malawi Electoral Commission, MEC, in its current efforts, as mandated by law, to resolve the challenges emanating from the Tripartite Elections.

We wish to support a process that is clear and that is aimed at avoiding failed elections because of huge consequences that would arise from such a failure.

We recognise the challenges that have confronted the Commission. We also recognise that MEC is legally mandated to manage the elections process without undue interference.  We therefore appeal to all players to give the Commission space to carry out its mandate as required by law.

If a national re-count of ballots is one way of resolving the issues that have come before the Commission, we urge all stakeholders to act diligently, responsibly and professionally.   In the event that this does not provide the solution, then a political solution should be seriously considered.

We appeal for calm and patience from all stakeholders including journalists and media houses for the electoral process to be fully respected and be given an opportunity to run its full course.


Signed:

A.S. Osman

Acting Publicity Secretary
AMMO Secretariat
BLANTYRE








Took this picture of children in Milange, Mozambique admiring visiting Malawian children

Tracing footsteps to lead me home

Greetings from the Warm Heart Africa, Malawi.

I'm a Malawian journalist who grew up in many countries including South Africa, Belgium, then West Germany, UK, Washington DC and New York in the US and I love New York.

Trying to come up with the production of my life and by compiling some of my 1000 poems into a book called ‘Tracing Footsteps’ to lead me Home with excellent photography.

I also plan to film award winning documentaries based on the history of this ancient land called Malawi and the mysteries of Sapitwa and the Sirius star.

.....watch this space.


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