Home Feature Politics Electoral Commission of Zambia Sets July 30 as date for...

Electoral Commission of Zambia Sets July 30 as date for 11 Ward By-Elections

18
1,767 views
Margaret Chimanse, the Manager Public Relations at Electoral Commission of Zambia
Margaret Chimanse, the Manager Public Relations at Electoral Commission of Zambia

The Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ) has set Thursday, July 30, 2020 as the date for the various Local Government by-elections in the eleven wards and town councils in Central, North – Western, Luapula and Western Provinces.

The local government by-elections will be held in Serenje, Chavuma, Chienge, Kasempa, Limulunga, Mongu, Sesheke and Sioma.

The elections in the eleven wards have been necessitated by the resignations and deaths of the incumbent councilors.

ECZ Public Relations Manager, MARGARET CHIMANSE explained that aspiring candidates in the by-elections are expected to lodge completed and attested statutory declaration and nomination papers subscribed before a Magistrate and Local Court Magistrate.

She said the aspirants in the Local government ward by-elections should also take along with them nine supporters who must be registered voters in the affected wards.

Ms CHIMANSE noted that the contenders’ are also required to pay non-refundable nomination fees of 750 Kwacha for City and Municipal Councils and 400 Kwacha for district councils respectively.

And Ms CHIMANSE said the Commission has also put in place measures to prevent the transmission of COVID- 19 and Political Parties and other Stakeholders are encouraged to use appropriate campaign strategies such as mobile Public Address System, distribution
of flyers and other political party materials with minimal or no contact with a crowd.

She said Political Parties should desist from ferrying cadres from one district or ward to the other for campaigns in Districts where by-elections are taking place.

The ward by- elections will be held in Central province in Serenje, Muchinga in Chibale, North-Western in Chavuma, Nyoka and Lubofu in Kasempa.

In Western province the by-elections will be held in Nalikwanda’s Nakanyaa, Sesheke’s Silumbu, Imusho and Nangweshi in Sioma district as well as Luena Sitoya in Limulunga district.

18 COMMENTS

  1. Elections are more important than preventative resolve of covid-19 – what should be the priority of government.

    3
    1
  2. Wht’s the best way to say something that would prick the conscience of Electoral Commission of Zambia leading lights?

    2
    1
  3. Commend ECZ for the covid19 awareness campaign strategy.

    Public address system, Flyers distribution etc. NO CONTACT, NO LARGE CROWDS.

    We should have police out in full force to ensure no large crowds gather.

  4. The Judases of Counselors who betrayed the electorates must be blacklisted from ever running for public office! The Tax Payer is now made to waste more resources on unnecessary bye Elections! The “Ichipani” also that induced this wastage of state resources must be subjected to a Malawi! We can’t be prioritizing bye Elections when our people can’t even find Panadol in our clinics and hospitals! If it means voting for a frog, PF must go!

    4
    1
  5. I am not even wasting my time going on the ground because upnd are finished. We are winning in their bedrooms. I am not needed to do anything to help with campaigns and logistics. I will leave this for the junior members of the party to sort out. That is how little a threat hh is. Kz

    2
    4
  6. @KZ Rigging elections is not winning. We know what you are up to. That you can win a fair election is a lie. That is what happens when one lies so much, you even begin to believe your own lies. Just wait for 2021 and you will be taught a lesson that you will never forget. Your fuller ECL will be a jail bird for all the illegalities.

    4
    1
  7. Daniel let us come to some agreement. When pf win in 2021 agree to become a member. If your party upnd win, then I will run naked from mandahill to arcades. Can your president agree to the same?

    3
    3
  8. Pf the most embarrassing and upsetting administration. Please 2021 come soon, we need to teach these people lessons

    1
    1
  9. iwe ka kz we don’t need to see yo mapuli outside….start preparing yo ors…pantu 2021…kuya bebele

  10. It’s a pity for your pf iwe ka kz. You are living in past glory and you have failed to pick the general mood of the Zambians because your pockets are full of corrupt money.

  11. @KZ I am sorry I already have a party – the might UPND. I have nothing to do with PF seeing its a party of mafias. We will see you walking naked next year. Please keep your promise.

  12. We the all mighty PF will wallop the ka tribal grouping party so call UP AND DOWN PARTY. By the way has Oval head ever denounced corruption. I never head him mention word ” Corruption”.

  13. OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT
    Dear Mr. President
    REF: ITS A ZIGZAK; LIKE A FUFU VEVE AT STATE HOUSE!!,)
    Mr president I do not understand what the title of my letter to you means. It is something I can’t explain: but one thing for sure is this is exactly what many of us ordinary Zambians are feeling. Confused and lost. Lost completely, confused a little bit.
    Mr president I must start by saying that I am aware this letter won’t reach your eyes but those close to you will read and maybe this time around hint at you the content herein.
    Sir, Zambia the country you chose to lead is in a serious crisis. Your people, God’s people who put you in office are complaining. Not only are they complaining but they are suffering as if they are children of a lesser God.
    Your excellence when President…

  14. KZ,LITOLE SANA.HE IS NOT NORMAL.HE NEEDS A MENTAL CHECK UP.THIS MAN WILL DIE WITH DEPRESSION.WITHOUT THEM RIGGING WHAT DO THEY KNOW.IAM WARNING KZ IMMEDIATELY U HEAR FINAL RESULTS GO TO MARS

  15. I just discovered that this guy is not a real Kaiza Zulu. It’s just a PF supporter who is in UK pretending to be kz

  16. UPND will lose these by-elections, just as they have been doing in the past by-elections, then cry that the voters were bought by PF. Meanwhile the usual UPND sympathisers will be online insulting whoever doesn’t agree with them. Anyway you have 4 weeks to convince the electorate that you are the party of choice.

Comments are closed.