The Electoral Commission of Zambia has awarded the tender to print ballot papers for the August general elections to Alghuraair Printing and Publishing Plc of the United Arab Emirates.
In a notice placed on the reception board at Elections House, the tender for the printing and delivery of election materials for the 2016 polls has been issued to Alghuraair Printing and Publishing Plc based in Dubai.
It said according to the tender rules, a 10-day period has been given in which objectives to the proposed award can be raised.
If that does not happen, the Commission will then go ahead and announce officially
Founded in 1978, Al Ghurair Printing & Publishing LLC (AGPP) is the printing and publishing arm of the UAE’s leading business Conglomerate ‘Al Ghurair Group’.
According to its website, the firm is FSC/PEFC and ISO 9001:2008 certified company with 10 multi-colour sheet fed offset presses, 5 Web offset presses, 5 highly automated binding lines and all other print-finishing machines under one-roof.
It has the largest printing and automated binding capacity in UAE and has branch offices in Abu Dhabi, Nairobi, Afghanistan, and representative offices at Mozambique, Nigeria and Ethiopia.
It was involved in the printing of February 2016 Uganda elections ballot papers.