Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Voter education facilitators urged to up their game

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Kalomo District Electoral 0fficer, Oswell Mpofu has advised voter education facilitators in the area to diligently apply themselves to ensure that eligible voters in this year’s general elections turn out in numbers to cast their vote.

Mr. Mpofu says this year’s election was crucial as many political players has come on board and urged stakeholders in the electoral process to carry out their duties diligently in order to gain public confidence.

“This year’s election is crucial, therefore some of you, as voter education facilitators must apply yourselves to the task on issues pertaining to elections in an effort to reduce voter apathy and the number of rejected ballot papers in the forthcoming elections,” Mpofu said.

The District Electoral 0fficer was speaking at the official opening of a five day voter education facilitators’ training workshop in Kalomo over the weekend.

Meanwhile, Kalomo district voter education committee chairperson, Elizabeth Kawaza has prodded voter education facilitators to abide by the electoral code of conduct.

Mrs. Kawaza says all facilitators should be non-partisan, objective and transparent in their conduct under their 60 days Electoral Commission of Zambia bondage when conducting voter education to the electorate in the 20 wards of Kalomo central and Dundumwezi constituencies in the district.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia ( ECZ ) has instructed to allocate two voter education facilitators in each ward country-wide to sensitize people on electoral issues.

Zambia has over Seven million eligible voters to participate in the August, 12, general elections.

4 COMMENTS

  1. My uncle plays songs from the rock music era and this song from the band Grand Funk Railroad seems to sum up Zambian voters very well. It is called Creepin. Just read those lyrics. Its so true of us Zambians!

    Hey, everybody won’t you lend me your ear,
    There’s something to fear, it’s here, and that’s clear.
    Men gettin’ rich off rapin’ the land,
    I can’t understand, why we don’t take them in hand.
    Woah, oh … Lord, I don’t want to be their fool no more.
    I don’t want to be their fool no more.
    Open eyes, but you’re sleepin’,
    You best wake up ‘fore tomorrow comes creepin’ in.
    ‘Fore tomorrow comes creepin’ in.
    Feel that our lives are in the hands of fools,
    Loosin’ their cool, it’s us that they rule.
    Too many people sittin’ dead on their ass,
    They ain’t got no…

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  2. Creepin contd

    They ain’t got no class, people, this time must pass.
    Woah, oh … Lord, I don’t want to be their fool no more.
    Hey … I don’t want to be their fool no more.
    Open eyes, but you’re sleepin’,
    You best wake up ‘fore tomorrow comes creepin’ in.
    ‘Fore tomorrow comes creepin’ in.
    Woah, oh … yeah, tomorrow comes creepin’.
    Oh … hear me cryin’ ’cause the people like me,
    That long to be free, are not actually.
    Please everybody won’t you hear this song,
    Help a country that’s wrong, to someday be strong.
    Woah, oh … Lord, I don’t want to be their fool no more.
    No! Lord, I don’t want to be their fool no more.
    Open eyes, but you’re sleepin’,
    You best wake up ‘fore tomorrow comes creepin’.
    Creepin’ …
    Creepin’ …
    Creepin’ …
    Creepin’…

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  3. Voter education? What is there to educate? This will be a cynical ploy of the corrupt PF government to bribe people into voting for the WORST president the country has ever had! Don’t fall for it!

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  4. There’s only one president to vote for and it is BALLY because BALLY will fix most of the problems we’re facing as a country…….. ALA Mwebantu BALLY mutuntulu…..UYU enaa ala mutuntulu.
    LET US VOTE FOR BALLY BECAUSE BALLY WILL REALLY FIX IT.

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