All is set for Public Affairs Committee (Pac)’s elective annual general conference today and tomorrow in Blantyre.
Pac Executive Director, Robert Phiri, said during the meeting, the quasi-religious body will tackle the current post-election impasse.
“I have not analysed the list of names of everyone vying for positions but the elections are taking place,” he said.Advertisement
However, Pac Board Chairperson Felix Chingota and Publicity Secretary, Father Peter Mulomole, have served mandatory two terms of office and are ineligible to contest again.
Phiri said the theme of the meeting is: ‘Committing our Renewed Actions and Efforts Towards Electoral and Constitutional Reforms for the Socio-economic and Political Development in Malawi’.
On top of the election, a paper titled Political and Legal Scenarios in line with the Current Electoral Stalemate will be presented.
“The theme and the paper present the gist of the issues the board has adopted. These things are talking to the current political situation, electoral process and how we see ourselves next few years to come,” Phiri said in an earlier interview.
Phiri also said during the meeting, the committee’s mother bodies; the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Muslim Association of Malawi, Qadiria Muslim Association of Malawi, Malawi Council of Churches and Evangelical Association of Malawi have the right to replace their trustees or maintain them to if they wish.
Pac has been engaging electoral stakeholders to finding lasting solutions to the current post-election tension rocking the country.
So far, Pac is the only body to have met President Peter Mutharika, Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Jane Ansah, Human Rights Defenders Coalition and political leaders in pursuit of peace.
Pac also championed Electoral Reforms Laws which were shot down in Parliament before the May 21 elections.