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TIZ launch project to deter vote buying

Feature Politics TIZ launch project to deter vote buying

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) Justice for all Network (J4AN) Ndola District Coordinator Mike Mushanga has cautioned electorates not to accept gifts and material from politicians aspiring for office in exchange for a vote in the run-up to general elections.

ZTIZ today launched the Justice for all Network in Ndola district to provide a platform for residents to report issues of corruption.

Speaking during the launch in Ndola’s Chipulukusu Township, Mr. Mshanga said the organization has noted with concern pockets of alleged corrupt activities being registered in the ongoing primary elections for political parties where aspiring candidates are reported to be buying votes for adoption.

Mr. Mshanga said the trend serious repercussions in the future when it comes to service delivery if left unchecked.

He called on community members and party hierarchy to reject corruption if the country is to attain desired development.

“We need quality leadership which will drive the vision of this country in attaining the middle-income status by 2030. Now, if we allow candidates to bribe their way into office, it’s the community themselves who will pay if the leader elected does not perform to expectation. People must choose leaders on merit,” he emphasized.

Mr. Mshanga said the J4AN platform launched will give an opportunity to residents to raise issues affecting them and legal advice will also be provided.

He said that various organizations have been incorporated in the network which includes the Civil Society Organization (CSO’s), the church, and government institutions to expedite disposing of cases to attain justice for all.

“This is opening of new chapter in dealing with corruption issues in Ndola and government is represented because complaint mostly are against service delivery.

TIZ is coordinating with various institutions to ensure people of Ndola also take part in the fight against corruption especially that we are going towards elections.

12 COMMENTS

  1. HA HA THE NATION ON ITS KNEES 80 % LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE AND YOU EXPECT THEM NOT TO ACCEPT GIFTS ??
    ANYWAY WE KEEP BEING TOLD THEY NOT GIFTS BUT ENPOWERMENT
    SO WHAT NOW TIZ ?? SO NOW WHAT YOU GOING TO DO ??
    BAN THE PF WHO ARE THE CULPRITS ??
    I SUGGEST YOU LEAVE IT TO THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE A PLAN IM SURE

  2. HA HA THE NATION ON ITS KNEES 80 % LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE AND YOU EXPECT THEM NOT TO ACCEPT GIFTS ??
    ANYWAY WE KEEP BEING TOLD THEY NOT GIFTS BUT ENPOWERMENT

  3. Under the PF regime, Zambia’s democracy index is down from 5.09 to 4.86, designated from flawed democracy to hybrid regime. This means that we are no longer a recognized democracy, but a cross between a democracy and an authoritarian regime, like Benin, Uganda, Thailand.

    A further downgrade of Zambia’s democracy rating is expected should President Lungu succeed in clinging on to power.

  4. Chipata City Council Workers have threatened to withdraw labour if the local authority does not clear their 8 months salary arrears.

  5. This is the first court case Kambwili has won from the time he left PF. Now that he is back in PF , suddenly cases go in his favour. Our courts have a very long way before they can have a bit of independence and integrity.

  6. LAW lecturer Munyonzwe Hamalengwa has pleaded with people to strongly defend the Constitution by rejecting President Edgar Lungu’s third term bid.

  7. If it takes you 50 comments to put a point across, then you are dull and a f00l.anyway, back to the important issue here.

    My view is that only desperate people in opposition like upnd resort to vote buying. We in pf have no reason to do so when we know we are winning. Even EIU has predicted our victory.

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