Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama has dispelled rumors raised by Foundation for Democracy Process-FODEP Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi that there is shortage of voter registration materials in the area.
Mr Kanyama said the statement attributed to Mr Chiepenzi is untrue and that it should be rebuffed by members of the public.
In a telephone interview with ZANIS, Mr Kanyama urged Mr Chimpenzi not to mislead the people of Siavonga over his unsubstantiated reports.
Mr Kanyama said the Electoral Commission of Zambia has captured a lot of people in Siavonga from the time the voter registration exercise started.
He charged that government is determined to ensuring that many people register not only in Siavonga but the rest of the country ahead of next year’s elections.
Mr Kanyama also warned some Non-Governmental Organisations to learn to verify their statements with government offices before alarming the nation.
Yesterday, FODEP Executive Director Macdonald Chipenzi was quoted in some sections of the media saying Siavonga has no voter registration materials.