Voting starts on high note in Nsanje Lalanje

Written by  Austin Kakande and Limbani Chuma Ngwata

The much anticipated voting in Nsanje Lalanje Constituency has started with all centres opening on time and voters queuing up as early as 3 am.


Polling centre officials told MBC Online that voting process started with no hitches as everything was in place by 6 O'clock in the morning.


Nsanje Lalanje has 13 polling Centres with 25, 958 registered voters, which is a little higher as compared to 23, 016 registered in 2014.


About 17, 103 voted in 2014- but if MBC Online's observation is anything to go by, today's participation is likely to beat the general election's record.


Three candidates are wrestling for the parliamentary post, namely; Gladys Ganda of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Lawrence Sitolo of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Winnie Wakidyanaye who is an independent.

Nsanje Lalanje fell vacant following the death of its parliamentarian Sam Ganda.


Meanwhile Voting for ward councilor is taking place in Ndirande where over 13,000 people are expected to cast their vote.

Four candidates are contesting for the hot seat and these include; Ishmael Chisomo of United Democratic Front (UDF), Thom Lita of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Thom Lichowa of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Matthews Shaba of Peoples Party (PP).

According to MEC Commissioner Rev Dr Killion Mgawi the voting exercise in Ndirande has started well.

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