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Fund ECZ’s continuous voters’ registration, FODEP

Headlines Fund ECZ’s continuous voters’ registration, FODEP

The Forum for Democratic Process (FODEP) has advised government to next year allocate sufficient funds to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to enable the commission carry out continued voter registration process.

FODEP president Stanley Mhango said lack of a continuous registration of voters has increased voter apathy during elections in the country.

Mr. Mhango said if the current voter apathy in the country remains unchecked, there might be political instability.

He noted that continuous voters’ registration would enhance political leaders’ eligibility to government because they would be elected on merit.

He said there was need to encourage the majority of Zambians to take part in choosing their leaders through registering people as soon as they reach the voting age.

Mr. Mhango told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that many eligible voters were disfranchised due to the fact that they did not have voters’ registration cards.

He noted that there is need for the Ministry of Finance to increase the budget allocation to the ECZ for the exercise, adding that doing so would bring about development, good governance and democracy in the country.

Meanwhile, the FODEP president has called on the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) to quickly conclude the constitution making process and deliver what it has for the public.

Mr. Mhango point out that people have being expecting a lot from the NCC especially on issues of improving their welfare in the country and those aimed at enhancing development through democracy.

He however, expressed optimism that through the various committees that have been sitting, the country will manage to come up with a constitution that will stand the test of time.

He has also commanded opposition political parties and government for having a smooth transition of government during the October 30, 2008 presidential elections.

He said a smooth transition of government was a foundation of achieving democracy and political stability in the country.

Mr. Mhango further challenged political parties in the country to hold internal party elections to choose leaders and over come all their intra party differences for the betterment of the country.

ZANIS/MM/KSH/ENDS/MM.

16 COMMENTS

  1. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AS YOU ALL KNOW WE ARE IN FOREIGN LANDS AND ITS LIKELY THAT NO ONE WILL SPEAK ON OUR BEHALF REGARDING THIS PASSPORT SAGA. THEREFORE MY SUGGESTION IS THAT WE PERTITION AS ONE VOICE THAT THIS CHANGE OF PASSPORT BE EXTENDED BY AT LEAST SIX MONTHS. EACH ONE OF US SHOULD WRITE THREE LETTERS
    1. TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN ZMBIA
    2. HOME AFFAIRS
    3. ZAMBIAN EMBASSY IN YOUR COUNTRY

    ZAMBIANS LET US UNITE WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  2. #5 A successful petition drive should have one portal where all the people deposit their Names and signature all we need to do is petition the Govt to extend passport replacement for all the Zambians living abroad for a period of two yrs,But no one can leave Zambia with the old passport, This petition should be delivered to the State House then copies to all concerned Govt ministries in Zambia.Please get in touch so we plan and get the job done, E-mail me all concerned [email protected]

  3. All the Zambians abroad ( South Africa,Swaziland,Ghana,Europe,China and the USA) Concerned about the passport send us your ideas so we can begin the signature petition drive we need more than 5000 signatures e-mail us at [email protected]

  4. Zambia Passport Teleconference For all Concerns and contribution on how we speak as one Voice (Europe,Asia,America,South Africa,Ghana and all) Please call in, Conference Call on January 3rd,2009 at 11:00 am Central Time USA
    CONFERENCE DIAL-IN NUMBER: (218)844-8230
    PARTICIPANT ACCESS CODE: 853993#

  5. SO, AFTER ELECTIONS YOU STOP? I THOUGHT IT SHOULD BE AN ON-GOING EXERCISE. SO, WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT CARRYING OUT REGISTRATION EXERCISE? JUST LOAFING WHILE YOU GET PAID? DO YOU EVEN NEED TO INFORM PEOPLE THAT THIS MORNING YOU WILL GO TO WORK? JUST DO IT.

  6. #5 THE AUTHOR. WHILE I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU, LET ME TELL YOU WHY IT CAN STILL NOT WORK. RB and his bootlickers are raising money from Zambians abroad to buy maize from abroad. This is because they have squandered tax payers’ thru their salary increments, misuse of money during and after elections, rb spent money on bribing electrorates,etc. rb and bootlickers know whos gonna be desperate about a passport-you and me in diaspora. They despice Zambians in diaspora to the point of discouraging them from investing in Zambia as they do, oppositely to foreigners. So, to rb’s govt paying for a is investing in Zambaia by Zambians in diaspora.

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  8. “Mr. Mhango further challenged political parties in the country to hold internal party elections to choose leaders and over come all their intra party differences for the betterment of the country.”

    Sense.

    On voter registeration, this would enable issues of malpractices to be minimal as there would be little have to compromise the voters register at the time for elections. I hope the Mr President RB Banda’s Administration will look inot this seriously.

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