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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

ECZ managers for Elections Accused of Favouring UPND Strongholds During the on going Voter registration

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Some Civil Society Organisations have called for the dismissal of the Electoral Commission of Zambia Managers in charge of elections and voter education for manipulating the voter registration process.

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and Advocacy for National Development and Democracy (ANDD) said Mr Mwanangomba and Ms. Mwiinga are responsible for allocating the highest number of registration kits (308) to Southern Province while allocating smaller numbers to provinces like Copperbelt (227 kits) and Luapula (217 kits) which has the highest number of registered voters.

During a media briefing this morning, Mr. Ntewewe said free and fair elections must begin with a registration process that is free from manipulation and offers fair opportunities for all Zambians and regions to register as voter.

“The Commission seem not to be doing very well with registering voters in manner that is free from manipulation and fairness accorded to all citizens. The Commission must come out clean and explain how these registrations kits were unfairly allocated,” said Ntewewe

The CSOs observed that in areas which appear to be strongholds of the United Party for National Development (UPND), the registration process of voters is taking less than 4.5minutes – 6 minutes for one voter to register while in Lusaka, Coppebelt, Eastern and Luapula is taking 10 to 15 minutes.

Various stakeholders have expressed concern at slow pace of voter registration since the beginning of the exercise. Former Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) party spokesperson who is also Chama north parliamentary aspiring candidate, Yotam Mtayachalo expressed worry at a pace in which the voter registration exercise is being undertaken.

Mr Mtayachalo said the slow pace at which the voter registration exercise is moving which commenced on Monday last week by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is extremely worrisome saying unless measures are taken immediately the process may not record a success story.

”The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has deployed inadequate staff in registration centres to undertake such an important exercise as people have to wait for too long on the queue to register as voters which is counterproductive, ” Mr. Mtayachalo added.

He said the act can result in many people not register as voters due to frustration adding that as such President Edgar Lungu’s directives to ECZ to deploy more officers in registration centres is timely and a positive development.

The former FDD party Spokesperson further stated that ECZ must realise that with the onset of rain season many Zambians maybe disenfranchised especially in rural areas were accessibility to registration centres may be a huge challenge if contingent measures are not implemented to accelerate the voter registration exercise countrywide.

26 COMMENTS

  1. Let the authority follow up on this allegation asap…you PF how long shall you let these guys manipulate you. If Lusaka and Copperbelt can receive fewer equipments then other provinces like Luapula and mulching is worse. Pull up your socks PF.

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  2. Ba PF please register your people.Southern province is registering in thousands.
    This election will be won by HH just now coz of southern province and bantu botatwe.Ba Lungu revert to old register otherwise your people in strong holds are not registering.Wake wake ba lungu now.Ba Kaizer Zulu poseniko amano people are not registering in luapula,northern,muchinga and eastern.Sotthern province will bypass all four provinces.Send your team now to tell people to register.Let SG tell PF memebers to mobilise.Ifitu Fyapena mwalusa.Make a quick decision to go back to hold register.ECZ has dribbled you with new register.Think before it’s too late.We told you ba PF sometimes you sleep too much.These guys want the country at all cost.They can even win with one province.Watch out!!

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  3. This is the foolishness of YaLI Leaders, instead of pressing for the government to ensure that the time to registration of national registration cards and voters cards are extended to enable those who qualify to register. Why should people be cut off if ECZ is inefficient in providing services. ECZ must do it’s obligation.

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  4. Ok ba PF nabashipula Zoona.Ba president is also just watching figures going high in UPND strong holds.Tongas are registering in thousands and can make HH win next year.They are eager to send HH to state house.Ba lungu ,your people are sleeping.These chaps will take all available opportunities to take HH to state house.I warn ba PF if you’re serious please go to your strong holds and registers.send MPs councillors in rural areas.bakateka what’s your plan it seems ECZ wanted a new register but your party has no clue.Is it true we don’t have think tanks in PF.Ba SG ba Mwila wake up and tell your councilors to register certain number of people.give them target.southern province figures are alarming other all 8 provinces will be swallowed by southern.You can tell that there is serious…

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  5. What the ECZ are doing isn’t right at all. Imagine the big sacrifice we contributed yesterday and didn’t come out with a voter’s card.
    I don’t know why the President is so narrow minded about our complains about this.
    I was trying to get a voter’s card yesterday, Ndola district to be precise. I waited in line for good five hours and only at the last minute when I was almost going to get my vc , the registrar announced to say, he was no longer doing the registration because it was time up
    I thought they clearly announced to say it was going to be a non stop thing?
    What kind of government puts up such low systems when they have given us only a month to register.
    Ain’t they thinking for those people who are working, going to school?
    This is not the type of government we need…

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  6. If we allow this kind of NGOs to operate like this we won’t have any public institution left. These people can’t think properly. Instead of forgiving them, let’s get them arrested.

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  7. MISSHANDLED, MISSUSED, MISSPLANNED,MISSPRIOTIZED, MISSCOMMUNICATED, MISSREPRESENTED, MISSINGAGED, MISSADMINISTERED, MISSCONDUCTED, MISSFRAMEMED, MISSCAULCULATED, MISSINTRODUCED, MISSTRANSFORMED, MISSUNDERSTOOD, MISSECONOMZED, MISSINDUSTRIALIZED, MISSLEAD AND MISSRULED ZAMBIANS FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS.
    SO KUYA BEBELE.
    ONLY A MAD PERSON WILL LINK PF TO GOOD LEADERSHIP.

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  8. Ba Moscow (op) There is nothing like Jacking up Ba Lungu olo Ba Kasai Zulu Zambians are suffering under PF.They are not affording three meals per day,ifunitu Nafidula Bana Mayo if they go ku market they just find prices of various food stuffs are hiked or the way they used to scale them has been reduced i.e filya bapimisha ama Meda ya Kapenta,Beans,Rice or Groundnuts etc fyalichinja even muma meat retail outlets they have reduced there scales.when you want to buy meat for K200 the meat that will be given to you will be as if it’s for K100 these are some of the hardships people are going through in there homes under pf economy all reasons tributed to the depreciation of the Kwacha.Even if you entered shoprite or pick & pay you wont buy bulk of things you used to buy way in the past.

  9. Our colleagues are not shy of nepotism, favouritism, regionalism and tribalism. Wait until they come into power. You will cry.

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  10. Our colleagues are not shy of nepotism, regionalism, favoritism and tribalism. Wait until they come into power. You will cry.

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  11. Heee! Mweo! Si Donald Trump yayamba lomba imene iyi? Are they laying ground to protest their loss in advance? Ati fili uko tuleya.

  12. I think some items are not news. These statements are a danger to the nation.
    This is how civil wars start.
    Being able to register faster than your friend is a matter of compitence and not manipulation.

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  13. Yes you will cry because all Zambians will be united and no more will tribalism be heard. So you tribal remarks like that of Dora, Nkandu, AND others will vanish and all tribalists will go to hell if they will never repent. Ours is to make Zambia a better Zambia and not one bedroom for some people.

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  14. It’s so sad to hear some people talk of tribelism even during voters registration.
    Don’t forget that it’s rain season and many will soon be busy faming.
    People of southern province are famers so they take advantage before the rain be serious.

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  15. Mr Ntewewe and Mr Mwanang’omba. Don’t alarm the situation which is cool. This is totally shows that you are not an organization but an arm of a certain political party in question. Iam full time Easterner ZULU is my name. Are you telling the nation that even if we give southern province 400 kits, can southern province alone make GOVT? Please just stop your cheap politics looking for Brown envelops. WE now us Zambians know your Business very well. Since when did you spoke for a poor Zambian citizens? Us Zambian citizens we know who is ours.
    Yours true son of ngoni. BAYETEEEE,

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  16. Moreover, we don’t want UPND,PF or FDD. WE know what we want. WE want Leadership which is able to realize that it was voted into the office to work for people and able to consult and listen to the voice of the Zambian citizens. Because as it is today with current situation and behavior, taking Chinese Gvt giving it Zambia,and Zambian Gvt taking China, Chinese Gvt can
    Be very rich and our Gvt sure ( poor)..
    The mindset of using what we have is not there. For us priority is to borrow. WE can get better, that is if we can cast the net wider

  17. Please hide my name. I work for ECZ. All reports about voter registration are false. The truth is there is no money to finish registration in one month. Every province is under staffed. Highest number of officials is Lusaka, followed by Copperbelt, muchinga, northwest, eastern, southern, luapula, northern, western, then central.

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  18. ALL LIES , IT TOOK ME 20 MINUTES TO REGISTER IN CHOMA , WHAT ARE YOU SAYING . IF ITS YOUR TIME YOUR FAVOURED PARTY WILL WIN . IF YOUR TIME IS UP, WHATEVER SCHEMES USED WILL WORK AGAINST YOU. CHAPWA

  19. Total stupidity. Any reasonable NGO is supposed to urge ECZ to ensure that all eligible voters are registered wherever they are and that nobody is disenfranchised. How does any sane person detect favoritism.? Any eligible voter who will be unable to register because of the prevailing confusion should be able to petition ECZ in courts of law to register them
    Chitolo

  20. “KZ, pls alert the president urgently. Abo abaTonga ECZ managers are paid privately by Hakalusa Hakalila nakabili mu2021.
    Pls do not sleep on this matter, cousin.! Nganiwebo balikupingila ukaya ku Chimbokalila prison. Please.!

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