MEC to use EMDs in 2025 elections

Malawi Malawi Electoral Commission has reiterated its commitment to conduct credible elections in 2025.

In media statement signed by Chief Elections Officer, Andrew Kamkwalala said commission has made public announcing the arrival of the first lot of Electoral Management Devices (EMDs) at Kamuzu International Airport on Friday, 24 May 2024.

He said the equipments will be used for 2025 election.

He added that the initial EMDs amount to 720 will be arrive in the country through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.

Kamkwalala therefore, said the commission is calling all stakeholders including civil society organizations, registered political parties, and the media to observe the receipt, clearance, and warehousing of the gadgets as one way of ensuring transparency.

“The introduction of the EMDs means that Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits that have been in use until now, will be phased out,” reads part of the statement.

The EMDs are portable state-of-the-art devices that will be used to conduct voter registration, transfer of voters, inspection of the voter’s register, nomination of candidates, and management of results.

The plane carrying the devices will arrive at 13.30pm.

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