The Electoral Commission on Tuesday signed a working agreement with National Registration Bureau, an event the body says marks the count down to September 2025 elections.
Malawians will be heading to the polls to elect President, Members of Parliament and Councillors in a unique election that would test electoral systems after the botched 2019 elections.
Justice Chifundo Kachale, Chairperson of the Commission said during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in Lilongwe that the body was preparing well to deter recurrence of challenges faced in previous elections.
“As we gather today, the clock is fast ticking towards 16 September 2025 when the nation will, once again, hold a General Election. It is the aspiration of the Malawi Electoral Commission, and I believe all electoral stakeholders, that the 2025 tripartite elections should be a big success,” said Kachale.
Members of Parliament have had a unique six year term after Presidential elections were nullified paving way for fresh elections in 2020 which saw President Lazarus Chakwera under the Tonse Alliance banner win outright.
Speaking at the same event, Homeland Security Minister Ken Zikhale Ng’oma said the National Registration Bureau is being capacitated to deliver expectations of Malawians.
“I would like to assure the general public, and MEC that I will personally see to it that service delivery at NRB is restored back to normal within the shortest time possible,” said Zikhale Ng’oma.
The two bodies collaboration dates back to 2017 when voters used NRB registration to confirm the biometrics in registering to vote.
Currently most Malawians are struggling to renew their national registration cards.