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Malawi’s political parties sign ‘violence-free’ deal with Police

Malawi’s political parties sign ‘violence-free’ deal with Police

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)–Political parties in the country have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malawi Police Service (MPS), in which the parties have agreed are demanded to stick to nonviolence campaign ahead of the fresh presidential election.

The development formally declares the parties collective pledge to keep away from indulging in acts of violence in the course of the on – going campaign period, during and after the forthcoming fresh presidential election.

The signing ceremony, held at the Police Headquarters on Friday, May 15, in Lilongwe, comes in the wake of reported wave of political violence in some parts of the country where some got severely injured.

Speaking when he briefed journalists, Acting Inspector General of MPS Duncan Mwapasa said the Police realises that the promotion of peace and order is a collective responsibility.

In her remarks, Secretary General for the ruling DPP Grezeldar Jeffrey joined other stakeholders in urging party members not to yield to emotions for the promotion of peace and inter and intra – party democracy.

Her remarks were echoed by representatives from other parties including UTM Secretary General Patricia Kaliati, who was flanked by the party’s Director of Youth Bon Kalindo.

Also present was UDF Secretary General Kandi Padambo and Ibrahim Matola of the former ruling People’s Party – PP.

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Maneno Chimulala
Maneno Chimulalahttps://www.maravipost.com
I am a journalist, educator, and activist with passion for telling stories about social justice, sports and political issues. I graduated from Mzuzu University. I started my career at the Maravi Post online publication in 2012 as an intern while in college. Upon graduating from Mzuzu University I was offered a job as Sports Reporter because of my background as a goalkeeper and rose to the position of sub editor. I also had a short stint with Nyasatimes, Malawi Punch and Malawi Digest. Over the past seven years, I have worked intimately with rural organizations and communities in Malawi on human rights, girl child education and grassroots development projects. With an academic background in education, I also volunteer as male champion for girls’ education under Girls Empowerment Networks (GENET) in Malawi’s South West Education Division (SWED).

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