Public Relations Manager of Electoral commission of Zambia Crispin Akufuna (r) with Media Consultant for United Nation Program Silvia Namuju (L) during a press briefing at Electoral commission of Zambia(ECZ) offices
Public Relations Manager of Electoral commission of Zambia Crispin Akufuna (r) with Media Consultant for United Nation Program Silvia Namuju (L) during a press briefing at Electoral commission of Zambia(ECZ) offices

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced that the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) have signed an agreement after a National Conflict Management Committee meeting held on July 28.

In a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by ECZ Public Relations Manager Crispin Akufuna, said the meeting was convened following a complaint by the UPND over the use of Zambia Air Force resources by the PF for partisan purposes.

Mr. Akufuna explained that in the agreement the two parties agreed that political parties should not use state resources to campaign for the benefit of any political party candidate.

He said the two parties further agreed that there should be no abuse of state resources and that all players in the electoral process should work within the law.

Mr. Akufuna however noted that the Republican President and the Vice President are allowed by law to use state resources in accordance with the law.

He said the UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka and PF Secretary General Davies Chama signed the agreement on behalf of their respective political parties.

Mr. Akufuna said the agreement was also signed by Legal Counsel Martha Mushipe from UPND and Pezo Ngombo for the PF as witnesses, while Reverend Mwape Chilekwa and Lucie Kasanga signed as mediators.

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    • I don’t understand. A pact of using government resources? Can someone explain in Bemba, this PACT of PF & UPND, while other parties like Ndobo’s Green Party is not part of?

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    • UPND does not have government resources. How can it be in a pact as described above?

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  1. This is about using public resources not results outcome!!! Or mayb u omited ur headline statement???????

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  2. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced that the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) have signed an agreement after a National Conflict Management Committee meeting held on July 28. NAWAKWI WILL BE VERY ANGRY HER PARTY LEFT OUT OR MIGHT BE HAPPY BECAUSE HER PARTY WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE STATE RESOURCES since not part of the pact

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  3. LT the heading of this story is misleading . What is a pact? are you telling us that both will be using same resources. Go back to school . Send your Journalist back to school. I cant see any line in this statement which talks about signing a pact.

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  4. Why shd these clowns be signing such agreements when there are already regulations in place prohibiting the use of gvt resources for campaigning?

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    • My thoughts too,but pf is playing some games here,it looks like upnd will win so as to prevent the upnd govt from using govt resources ,pf has decided to sign this pact as pf will be the main opposition party other than this its meangless.

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  5. Zambia have all the laws and rules but execution due to political interference and appointment of cadres in these govt institution,upnd should be pushing for enforcement of these existing laws,than signing new ones which will not be executed.

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  6. This nonsense in Zambia, just like violence the offenders are known but wasting time & resources beating about the bush. Pf is violent & pf is abusing national resources & pf should repent, period!

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  7. Seriously! This is a waste of time because they have already gotten the money to use for the next few days. PF has used 99.8% of state resources for their campaigns and UPND agrees to sign the Pact. Jesus Christ!!!!!!!

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  8. A thief comes to my home and steals my property. I go and report him to the police and they, instead of arresting him call for a meeting where they politely ask that the thief should desist from stealing from me in future. They put it in writing and ask the thief and me to sign it. That is justice ZED style. I wish the rest of the world can take a leaf from us!!

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  9. How in the world would a country permit the use of government resources in party issues. What a law!!!!

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