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Malawi Rules-Out May 21 Public Holiday

Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe)
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Malawi's chief secretary to government, Lloyd Muhara, has issued a statement ruling out the declaration of Tuesday, May 21, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malawi, on account of the Tripartite Elections being held on that day.

Five years ago (2014-05-19), Malawi's Secretary to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kester Kaphaizi, had similarly announced that the government of Malawi would not declare Tuesday, May 20, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malawi, despite it being Election Day.

However, five years before that (2009-05-17 and 2009-05-17), Malawi's then Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Patrick Kabambe, had announced that the government of Malawi had declared Tuesday, May 19, 2009, a public holiday on the occasion of that year's Parliamentary and Presidential Elections.



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