Friday, October 14, 2016

President Peter Mutharika Appoints Jane Mayemu Ansah as Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson

President Peter Mutharika on Friday, October 14,  appointed Justice of Appeal, Dr. Jane Mayemu Ansah, as the chairperson for the Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec).
The appointment follows a recommendation from the Judicial Service Commission, which submitted several names, including that of the former Attorney General Ansah.
According to a statement signed by Chief Secretary to the Government-- a position not provided for in Malawi's laws, which provide for the position of Secretary to the President and Cabinet, according to lawyer Sunduzwayo Madise-- the appointment is with immediate effect.
Chief Secretary to the Government, George Mkondiwa, indicated that the Senior Counsel will take if from where former Mec chairperson, the late Maxon Mbendera, left off.
Mbendera died two months ago, and his death shocked the nation.
Ansah, who leads one of the Christian churches in Malawi, is known as a no-nonsense woman who floats above the waters of compromise.

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