TIZ blames ECZ over low representation of key stakeholders to monitor the printing of ballot papers in Dubai.
Written by MillenniumEditor2 on July 13, 2021
Transparency International–Zambia TIZ has blamed the electoral commission of Zambia over low representation of key stakeholders to monitor the printing of ballot papers in Dubai.
Currently only the patriotic front and the UPND out of the 16 parties taking part in the elections have their representative in Dubai to monitor the printing of ballot papers for the August 12 general elections.
TI-Z executive director Maurice Nyambe says the organisation has never been convinced about the genuineness of ECZ justification for their failure to sponsor political parties.
Mr Nyambe has since appealed to ECZ to consider revisiting the decision for future elections and ensure that they make budgetary provisions especially for process that are meant to enhance stakeholder participation in stages of the electoral process.
Meanwhile Mr Nyambe has urged the ECZ to use Article 60,3(b) of the electoral process act No 35 of 2016 to ensure that political parties do not use state resources to campaign for the benefit of nay political parties or candidate.