The Media Institute of Southern Africa – Malawi Chapter (Misa-Malawi) has finally set June 3, 2017 to hold the postponed elections which were supposed to take place last Saturday at it’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lilongwe.
The elections had to be cancelled after two sides competing for chairperson seat did not agree on the eligibility of the members to vote.
In a statement signed by the outgoing chairperson Thom Khanje, it is stipulated that the matter was resolved through National Government Council (NGC) emergency meeting held on May 7, 2017 in the capital Lilongwe.
“The meeting resolved that the elections should now be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 through an Extraordinary General Meeting (E-AGM) to take place in Lilongwe”, reads the statement in part.
However, citing that there is lack of funds, the statement indicates that “the meeting resolved that members to attend the E-AGM will have to meet their own transport, accommodation and other related costs”.
Frank Phiri and Teresa Ndanga are those who are standing for chairmanship of Misa – Malawi.
Misa – Malawi has since appealed to all it’s members to be respectable and exemplary bearing in mind that the body is a “watchdog of misconduct among the Malawian society”.