Opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) polling agents are appealing to the party president Edith Nawakwi to consider paying them their allowances they worked for during the August 11, 2016 general elections.
Representing the polling agents, FDD youth chairperson Joe Muyunda said 40 polling agents were deployed to monitor the election exercise in Kansenje, Kafue, Shikoswe and Matanda wards where the party had participated at ward levels.
In a walk in interview with ZANIS in Kafue today, Mr. Muyunda said the party president is owing the polling agents K1000 each, totalling to K40, 000.
He wondered why the FDD polling agents were the only ones that are not yet paid among other agents who monitored the elections.
And when contacted for a comment, FDD president Edith Nawakwi said her party will not pay the polling agents because they did not meet the target as earlier agreed.
Ms. Nawakwi said there was an agreement that the 10 agents at polling stations would only be paid their monitoring allowances if the party got at least 400 votes at each of the stations.
She further said the polling agents can only be paid if their election results form G-12 reflects about 400 votes from each ward.