The UK supports National Elections Command

by Marie Rodriguez

The United Kingdom, the British Peace Support Team (Africa), is supporting a national, election-centered command exercise (15th to 18th April 2019) in Lilongwe, aimed toward analyzing, validating, and checking out middle countrywide talents and body of workers skills at strategic, tactical and operational tiers of command by using giving individuals a chance to exercise their roles in probable eventualities that might occur before, at some stage in and after the election.

The number one areas to be exercised include command and management, selection-making, escalation and de-escalation strategies, media control, network engagement, and intelligence.

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Speaking at the beginning of the workout, the Inspector General of Police, Rodney Jose, stated that exercising has become essential. It might offer expertise and talents on correctly contributing to truthful, violent, loose, and credible elections on 21st May 2019.

Inspector Jose introduced: “Elections are not a Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) site by myself. They are a site of numerous other stakeholders. It is consequently critical to provide support from all key stakeholders and broaden a single shared imaginative and prescient on how collectively we will make the complete electoral process successful”.

Leader for the Exercise Delivery Team from British Peace Support Team – Africa, Steven O’Donoghue, said the exercise became part of the UK’s broader package of aid to Malawi to conduct free and credible elections in May. He expressed optimism that Malawi could have a surprisingly safe election via the strategies put in the vicinity using the Malawi Police Service, Malawi Defence Forces, and Malawi Electoral Commission.

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