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Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing General Manager Lakshmanan Ganapathy explains the printing process in the plant to the Zambian team which is in Dubai to observe the printing of ballot papers for the August 11, 2016 general elections.
Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing General Manager Lakshmanan
Ganapathy explains the printing process in the plant to the Zambian
team which is in Dubai to observe the printing of ballot papers for
the August 11, 2016 general elections.

The first batch of pallets containing ballot papers for Zambia’s August 11, 2016 general elections has been transported from Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company and handed over to the airport authorities for delivery from Dubai to Lusaka.

The batch contains 155 pallets out of which 63 are for presidential ballot papers and another 63 contain referendum ballots while 25 pallets contain presidential, referendum, national assembly, mayoral and local government posters.

Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company General Manager Lakshmanan Ganapathy said four pallets contain NRC ballot verification forms.

Mr. Ganapathy said the second and last batch of pallets will be transported from his company to the airport tomorrow.

The second batch will contain 185 pallets.

He said airport authorities will screen the pallets and allow a one day cooling process before they are loaded on two cargo planes that will leave Dubai on Thursday, July 28, 2016 and arrive in Lusaka the same day.

Earlier in the day, team Zambia in Dubai was taken round to see the seven trucks laden with pallets awaiting transportation to the airport.

Some stakeholders, the Zambia Police and Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) officials escorted the laden truck to the airport and monitored the offloading process.

On Friday last week, Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) Commissioner, Emily Sikazwe, disclosed that the first cargo plane carrying pallets containing ballot papers will leave Dubai on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 09:15 hours and arrive in Lusaka at 14:15 hours.

Dr. Sikazwe said the second plane will leave Dubai at 13:25 hours and arrive in Lusaka at 18:25 hours on the same day, of 28 July 2016.

Team Zambia has been in Dubai proofreading ballot paper templates, and monitoring the printing and packaging process of the ballot papers.

10 COMMENTS

    • Dante Saunders and the team should mobilize themselves and start chasing every suspicious plane landing in Zambia. According to these cretins they they think Ecz will print premarked ballots. Kikiki.

  1. LUNGU’S DICTATORSHIP SHOULD BE NAILED AND BURIED ON AUGUST 11. WE HAVE SUFFERED UNDER LUNGU’S SHORT-TERM RULE, IT’S ENOUGH. LUNGU MUST FALL THIS AUGUST. LUNGU HAS DIVIDED ZAMBIA. LUNGU HAS PLANTED CONFUSIONS IN OUR COUNTRY. LUNGU MUST VACATE STATE HOUSE.

  2. @TRUTH, you are crying on Sunday 14th August when the Presidential winner if announced. Buy yourself a towel to wipe your tears. APA NOMBA EPO GAME YATAMPA. Its the REAL Zambians who determine the president not the artificial people on social and online media

  3. Menso oonse pa ICT at ECZ tallying and totaling center nomba as advised by VJ. Completion of printing and transportation does not guarantee us that PF will not rig the election.

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