The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has revised operating hours for the voter registration exercise in selected registration centres and Districts.
In a statement availed to the media in Lusaka, ECZ Acting Public Relations Manager Sylvia Bwalya disclosed that the Commission has extended operating hours for the exercise in Lusaka District for some registration centres which are highly populated.
Ms. Bwalya indicated that among the centres includes Roma Parish in Mandevu Constituency, Chawama Primary School of Chawama Constituency, Chilenje main Hall in Kabwata Constituency, Twashuka Primary School in Kanyama Constituency, Munali Secondary School in Munali Constituency and Muchinga Primary School in Matero Constituency.
She stated that the selected registration centres which have been operating from 07:00hrs to 18:00hrs will now be operating from 06:00hrs to 22:00hrs with effect from yesterday, Friday November 13, 2020.
“The Electoral Commission of Zambia wishes to inform all stakeholders and the general public that the operating hours for the voter registration exercise have been revised in selected Registration Centres and Districts with immediate effect,” Ms. Bwalya disclosed.
She noted that the Commission will keep monitoring the situation and will identify more centres that may require operating hours to be extended.
Ms. Bwalya added that all registration centres in Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe Districts and all Civic Centres throughout the country will remain open and operational on Monday November 16, 2020.
She also disclosed that the Commission has introduced a 24 hours Registration Service at all Civic Centres across the country with effect from yesterday Friday, November 13, 2020 for Lusaka District and from Saturday, November 14, 2020, for other Civic Centres in other districts.
She added that the Lusaka Voter Education Resource Centre in the Lusaka Agricultural Showgrounds will also operate 24 hours a day effective yesterday Friday, November 13, 2020.
She urged members of the public to take advantage of the revised operating hours for the voter registration exercise as the services were open for all eligible voters.
In Zambia there is no overtime payment to employees. Also there is pay for employees who has never worked.
ECZ should have outlined this months before commencement of voter registration to stop the anxiety that people have. ECZ is acting like when you take cows to the deep, you gather a big herd of cattle and then you want the cows to get into this narrow path quickly. Straight from NRC fiasco now voters cards, get in line iwe!!! People are not cattle. PF is whipping up a storm, don’t push people too much its unnecessary.
Thank you for the pragmatic approach ba ecz. We will welcome any thing you can do to ensure the upnd have no silly excuses when they lose for the chakuti time next year
Now they have seen they won’t capture what they said and it has sent them into panic mode hence this rash decisions. As the deadline draws near they will even extend. Why not just think things through and do right from the beginning.
Like I have been saying all along….Pray n fast for ECZ to do the right things. They hold the people’s voice in the hands.
We did say in the beginning kuti what ECZ is saying is unattainable mwenzo kaana.
It’s good now, mwazi onela mweka.
Kaizer to take over from Lungu – talk has started by senior PF National fimo fimo….
Id io ts lead ing bri ngs po or res ult s. ECZ
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