Some residents in Mangochi North constituency have raised concern over the tendency of some people who are collecting National Identity card numbers.

The concerned citizens told Radio Islam that some people are allegedly sent by incumbent DPP Member of Parliament for the constituency Benedicto Chambo to collect the numbers.

According to two of the concerned residents some people are visiting houses collecting national ID numbers without proper explanation.

“Makanjira residents are surprised that such people are collecting the National Id numbers as voter registration is underway in the country hence afraid of vote rigging in the constituency,” the concerned people said

Meanwhile, Malawi electoral Commission MEC has condemned the tendency of collecting any information on voter registration or national Identity card.

MEC commissioner Dr Moffat Banda told Radio Islam that it is a criminal act to collect such information.

Banda said “that malpractice may bring confusion in the electoral processes.”

When Radio Islam contacted Member of Parliament for Mangochi North Constituency Benedicto Chambo said “I cannot comment on the matter because am outside Malawi.”

Chambo said will inquire people in the constituency.