As electoral process of voter transfers and issuing of duplicate voter
certificates to those who lost them is going towards the end it has
been revealed that most centers in Neno district had no party
monitors.

A continuous visit to most of the centers in the district by Neno
District Election Supervisory Team (DEST) only found the presence of
NICE Trust Monitors and only two centers had DPP monitors.

National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) District Civic
Education Officer for Neno Walasi Kudzala said failure of
political parties to send their monitors to oversee the exercise is a
threat to the enhancement of transparency in the electoral process.

Kudzala said this exercise is very important because it give political parties
opportunity to know the changes and shortcomings in the voter
registry.

According to Kudzala fielding monitors in every electoral process can
help them to gain enough experience before actual voting day.

Following the supreme ruling that those who registered for May
2019 Tripartite Elections should be the ones to vote Malawi Electoral
Commission announced the opening of all the centres in the remaining
councils for five days to process transfers and issue
duplicate voter certificates for those who lost them.

The process has been taking place in Mzuzu
City, Mzimba, Ntchisi, Mchinji, Balaka, Zomba City, Zomba District and
Neno from 15th to 19th May.