Malawi Electoral Commission has said no delegation will be sent to monitor printing of ballot papers for by-elections in Dubai due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Addressing the board of centre for multiparty democracy CMD chairman of the commission Justice Dr Chifundo Kachale said the commission, political parties and candidates will not go to supervise the printing

Kachale said “we will share the program of the plane bringing the ballot papers and all will be invited to witness receipt and distribution process.”

He disclosed that government has allocated 300 million kwacha out of the K500 million meant for the demarcation of constituencies

Kachale said Minister of Finance’s decision to reallocate the 500 million kwacha has been revisited because it was unfair for him to say that the commission was not ready for the exercise.

He said the initial budget of the Commission for the demarcation process was K1.3 billion.