The state President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has appointed former Attorney General and Justice of Appeal , Dr. Jane Mayemu Ansah SC as the new chairperson of Malawi Electoral commision (MEC).
Dr. Ansah who once served as Attorney General (AG) during the late Bingu wa Mutharika reign comes three months after MEC commissioners were appointed in June this year.
In a press statement signed and released by George Mkondiwa, Chief Secretary on Friday, and made available to The Malawi Independent says the appointment is with immediate effect.
President Mutharika appointed the commissioners based on power conferred upon him by Section 4 (1) of the Electoral Laws of Malawi.
Mutharika h.as been hailed for empowering women with the appointmemt of Ansa as new MEC chairman