Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

Take Advantage of the Delimitation Exercise in Resolving Boundary Problems urges Kasama TC

Kasama Town Clerk Zakeyo Mbao has urged Councillors in the district to take advantage of the delimitation exercise to find a lasting solution to boundary-related problems in various wards.

Mr Mbao says a delegation from the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is expected in Kasama this month for the delimitation exercise.

He said the exercise will greatly help in resolving boundary disputes among some councillors and facilitate the creation of new polling stations ahead of the 2021 general elections.

Mr Mbao said this during the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 in the Council Chamber.

This was after Kasama Mayor Fredrick Chisanga asked Mr Mbao to guide the Council on the alleged boundary disputes among some councillors.

His Worship the Mayor said boundary-related disputes should be handled with care and within established legal provisions as such problems have potential to create unnecessary divisions among councillors if left unchecked.

He said boundary disputes can also frustrate smooth implementation of developmental programmes that the Patriotic Front Government is undertaking in the district.

On the other hand, Councillor Burton Bwalya of Kapumaula Ward in Lukashya Constituency described the delimitation exercise as timely and urged his fellow civic leaders to play an active role when the exercise hit the ground running in Kasama.

The delimitation exercise is in accordance with Article (58) (5) of the Republican Constitution which mandates the ECZ to divide the country into constituencies, wards and polling districts for effective management of elections.

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