The Zambia Election Information Center, (ZEIC) a multi stakeholder web based election monitoring platform has been launched in Lusaka.
Speaking during the launch yester night, ZEIC Co-Chairperson Boniface Cheembe said the platform is aimed at improving the quality of electoral processes in Zambia.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Cheembe said the platform will also help to enhance collaboration among Civil Society Oganisations (CSO’s) that are working in election issues.
He said the platform will further leverage the potential of mobile telephone to enable citizens effectively participate in the electoral process ahead of the August 2016 general elections using the SMS code 2323.
And representative of the ZEIC Council of Elders Chibesa Kankasa expressed hope that the platform will provide citizens the means to share information that will lead to corrective action.
Mama Kankasa however appealed to all Zambians to embrace peace, love and harmony before, during and after the August, 11, 2011 general elections.
The launch of the Zambia Election Information Center was attended by various political party leaders, diplomats, civic leaders, the media and other stakeholders in the democratic governance process.