PAC calls off demos

Written by  Limbani Chuma Ngwata

The Public Affairs Committee- PAC has announced the cancelation of their anti-government demonstrations on proposed Electoral Reform Bills.    

Rev Chingota (C) during previous PAC meeting in Blantyre Rev Chingota (C) during previous PAC meeting in Blantyre

Speaking to the media in Lilongwe chairperson of the Committee Reverend Chingota said they have made the decision following the circulation of the Bills in Parliament by government.   

“Members took time to examine the requests and noted that 5 out 6 bills have been presented to Parliament and that these bills have been prioritized to be debated this week,” said Rev Chingota.

“We have resolved to postpone the planned peaceful marches based on key factors. First, the 5 out of 6 reforms bills have reached the Parliament. Second, the Parliament has circulated and prioritized the electoral Reforms Bills,” he added.

Rev Chingota further said PAC called off the demonstrations to give Parliament a chance to process and table the bills.

“We appeal to our Members of Parliament to objectively debate the bills and pass them using their conscience and bearing in mind of common good of Malawians. We respect the independence of Parliament and hope that the House will discharge their duties based on the will of the people,” said Rev Chingota.

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