The Electoral Commission of Zambia has announced that ballot papers for the August 2016 general elections will be printed in Zambia.
Zambia has over the years procured ballot papers and other election materials from South Africa, UK and as far as Israel.
But ECZ Spokesman Chris Akufuna revealed that the Commission is ready to have the ballot papers printed by a local printing firm.
Mr Akufuna said in an interview that the Commission has since been running a tender for the printing of ballot papers which he said closes on January 22nd 2016.
“We have put out a tender for printing ballot papers for the 2016 elections and this tender is only open for local printing companies both private and the Government Printers and as long as they meet the specifications, they will be awarded the tender,” he said.
Mr Akufuna said the Commission does not have problem with a local printer winning the tender as long as the firm meets the specifications.