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All set for the Third 2019 Presidential Debate

Debate Log
5 Apr, 2019
The general public and stakeholders are also notified that the starting time for the debate has changed from 6 to 7:30 pm.

The Malawi Presidential Debates Taskforce would like to inform the media, the general public and all stakeholders that everything is set for the final 2019 presidential debate with six candidates ready to battle it out at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe today, Friday, April 5, 2019.

The following candidates have confirmed their participation: Dr. Lazarus Chakwera – Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Mr. Atupele Muluzi – United Democratic Front (UDF), Dr. Saulos Chilima – UTM, Professor John Chisi – Umodzi Party (UP), Mr. Peter Kuwani – Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) and Mr. Reverend Hadwick Kaliya – Independent.

The general public and stakeholders are also notified that the starting time for the debate has changed from 6 to 7:30 pm.

The debate will be moderated by Reverend Patrick Semphere and will focus on youth related issues including: population growth, opportunities for the youth, private sector development, infrastructure and transportation, climate change and sustainable development.

In addition to questions posed by the moderator, pre-recorded questions from Malawians will be posed to the candidates. The questions will be screened to ensure that they match the topics of the debate.

Attendance is strictly by invitation.

The 2019 debates taskforce consists of MISA Malawi, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Times Group, Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) and the following Civil Society Organisations: Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), Democracy Works Foundation (DWF), Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), Malawi Law Society (MLS), Public Affairs Committee (PAC), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust, and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

Teresa Ndanga

Chairperson, Taskforce on Presidential Debates 

Media contacts

MISA Malawi Chairperson Teresa Ndanga
Cell: +265 999 247 911 or email teresa.temweka@gmail.com
MISA Malawi National Director Aubrey Chikungwa
Cell: +265 999 327 311 or email info@misamalawi.org

 

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

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