We need answers, we are tired of knocking our heads left, right and centre. We want our President back home. “Cries Malawians”.
As Malawians are still asking many unanswered questions on the disappearance of their President Peter Mutharika who has gone awol since he left for UNGA in September, on Friday, October 14, 2016, the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) announced that Mutharika had appointed Justice of Appeal, Dr Jane Mayemu Ansah, SC as a new Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson.
Her appointment which some have called it a “remote control” considering the fact that the Professor has been quiet and not known of his whereabouts, comes barely few hours after he appointed four new High Court Judges.
Ansah replaces late Maxon Mbendera who collapsed and died while on duty in the capital Lilongwe in August.
The appointment of Ansah has been confirmed in a statement released and signed by Chief Secretary to government Dr. George Mkondiwa.
According to Mkondiwa, the appointment is with effect from Friday, 14th October, 2016.
“Following the nomination by the Judicial Service Commission, His Excellency the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, has appointed Justice of Appeal, Dr Jane Mayemu Ansah, SC as the Chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission,” reads part of the statement.
On Tuesday, the State House informed the general public that His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika will on Sunday, October 16, 2016, return to Malawi from the United States of America (USA) where he attended the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and also attended to various government businesses.
According to the statement signed by the Presidential Press Secreatary Mgeme Kalilani, the President will touch down at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) at 13:00 hrs.
All the rumours which have been hovering on different Social Media platforms will be answered on Sunday.