“We are expecting a total number of 1.7 million new voters and ECZ hopes that by the end of the registration process the total number of registered voters will raise to 6.9 million.” The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has targeted to register 1.7 million new voters by 2016.
Speaking during a meeting to update political parties and stakeholders on the preparations for the registration exercise, ECZ chairperson Esau Chulu said mobile teams will be dispatched to various registration centres around the country and will spend 14 days at each centre.
“These teams will be in charge of registering voters and will cover all districts by the end of the registration process,” he said.
Justice Chulu further revealed that this exercise had been put in place by the ECZ to enable eligible citizens to register as voters.
“Some people may have lost their cards, been transferred or are dead and they may need to be removed,” he added.
The Chairperson explained that the exercise would run from 14th September to 11th November 2015 throughout the country.
Justice Chulu however noted that the registration process in Luapula, Copperbelt and North Western Provinces will be extend to 31st March 2016.
He explained that this was due to the insufficiency of equipment and materials which has led to the process being slow.
He explained ECZ was working at the pace of The Department for National Registration and Citizenship (DNRC) who are also undertaking a mobile National Registration Card (NRC) registration process and would only be in these provinces in November.
“Initially, the ECZ had planned to end its registration on 11th November but had extended because of the same … ECZ will work at the pace of DNRC in order to insure that all eligible voters have a chance to get their NRC S so that they could register,” Justice Chulu said.
He added, “We are expecting a total number of 1.7 million new voters and ECZ hopes that by the end of the registration process the total number of registered voters will raise to 6.9 million.”
The registration will be done at all polling stations and civic centres around the country.
ZANACO OPEN A THREE LEAD IN MTN/FAZ SUPER LEAGUE
Zanaco Football club has continued occupying first position on the MTN/FAZ Super league table after recording their third back to back victory with Real Nakonde being their latest casualties in Week 32 round of matches played between yesterday and Tuesday 24th October.
Zanaco’s Heritier Nkonko was first to find the back of the net for the bankers against Real in the 36th minute while a 69th minute second-half goal by Felix Nyaende condemned Real Nakonde to their 20th loss of the season.
Meanwhile, Second placed Green Buffaloes yesterday played to a zero zero stalemate with Lusaka Dynamos while Kitwe based Power dynamos on Tuesday managed to salvage a one all draw against their copperbelt rivals Zesco United.
And Nkana yesterday thrashed Nkwazi by two goals to zero in a thrilling match played at Nkana stadium with Striker Ronald Sate Sate Kampamba scoring in the 26th minute through a Harrison Chisala assist.
Nkana continued to search for a second goal and their efforts were rewarded as left back Dieugo Apanane's ferocious goal from a free kick in the 85th minute pushed the Kitwe based to fourth position on the table.
This means Zanaco still seat in first position with 60 points from 32 games played while Green Buffaloes trail the bankers in second place with 57 points from 32 games.
Zesco united are in third position with 56 points and two games in hand while Nkana occupy fourth position on 55 points after 32 games played.
At the bottom of the table in relegation waters is City of Lusaka seating on 20th position after recording their 24th loss of the season from 31 games, while Mufulira Wanderers, Konkola Blades and Real Nakonde occupy 17th, 18th, and 19th positions respectively.
THE FAZ/MTN SUPER LEAGUE TABLE AFTER WEEK 32 ROUND OF MATCHES
WEEK 32 FULL RESULTS
Zesco 1-1 Power Dynamos
Lumwana Radiants 0-1 Napsa Stars
Nkana 2-0 Nkwazi
Zanaco 2-0 Real Nakonde
Konkola Blades 1-2 Red Arrows
Mufulira Wanderers 0-0 Choma Eagles
Nchanga Rangers 1-0 Buildcon
Green Buffaloes 0-0 Lusaka Dynamos
City of Lusaka 0-1 Kabwe Warriors
Nakambala Leopards 0-0 Forest Rangers ... See MoreSee Less