ECZ Provincial electoral officer, Abel Siwakwi who officially opened a five-day training workshop in Kasama District has since urged participants to take the training seriously.
Mr. Siwakwi said there are a number of changes to the new constitutions which requires proper understanding by the electoral officers.
He further pointed out the new system of electing a Mayor as one of the issues that need to be given particular attention during the training.
Mr. Siwakwi revealed that August 11 election will go side by side with a referendum exercise hence the need for the electoral officers to take advantage of the training workshop so as to have a correct understanding on the matter.
He said participants have been drawn from different districts of Northern Province and the workshop is likely to be concluded on Thursday this week.
Mr. Siwakwi said others who are participating in the ongoing workshop are returning officers, and their assistants.