Leadership Movement has called upon the Electoral Commission of Zambia to call for an Emergency Meeting following a statement on the printing of ballot papers in Dubai, ahead of 2021 general elections Party president Richard Silumba has said.
Mr. Silumba said the majority of stakeholders including his party have not been engaged on the subject matter on where to print ballot papers come 2021.
He said a meeting that can bring together the Church, Civil society and Political parties will add value to the electoral process knowing that Electoral Commission of Zambia is people’s Institution.
silumba has further asked the Electoral Commission of Zambia to announce 2020 to 2021 ECZ plan to the Public and state when it will start registering new voters also in the same vain we would like to urge the National Registration Card – Department to start issuing the young people with NRCs as doing so it will prepare Political Parties for the coming elections.
“We also wish to remind the young people to start demanding for NRCs so that they take part in the coming general elections”.
Meanwhile, Me silumba said LM is very much ready for 2021 general elections either ballot papers are printed locally or outside the country.
furthermore, LM has a plan to revamp Government Printers so that after 2021, ballot Papers can be printed locally in order to serve the resources which will go towards Health Care, Agriculture, Labour and Employment Creation6