Mulobezi, Malambo and Petauke Ballot papers arrive June 7th


The Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ says Ballot papers for the June 30th Parliamentary by elections in Mulobezi, Malambo and Petauke will be in the country tomorrow.

ECZ-Public Relations Manager Chris Akufuna- confirmed to ZNBC news in an interview today.

He says details of distribution of ballot papers for Mulobezi, Malambo and Petauke and five wards will be communicated to as soon as they arrive in the country.

Meanwhile, Mr. Akufuna has reiterated that the postponement of commencement of voter registration has been due to delays in buying of various equipment and materials needed for the exercise.

He said the exercise is demanding and requires that all the materials are in place.


The ECZ was supposed to start voter registration on August 17th this year but will now begin on September 14th 2015.

Meanwhile, the Patriotic Front says it is confident of scoping the three Parliamentary by-elections in Mulobezi, Malambo and PETAUKE Because of the overwhelming support and endorsements the party is receiving from across the country.

PF secretary general Davies Chama says a lot of people from the opposition are joining the PF because they have seen development projects being under taken under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.

Mr. Chama says it is because of this that the ruling party has no doubt that it will emerge victorious in all the three by elections and five wards on June 30th.

And Mr. Chama who said the campaigns are going on peacefully in all the constituencies has told ZNBC news in a telephone interview from Mulobezi constituency that he wants to verify reports that UPND has ferried cadres from other towns into Mulobezi


But, UPND national deputy spokes person Edwin Lifwekelo says the UPND supporters going into Mulobezi have gone to beef up the campaigns team.

Mr. Lifwekelo says his party is conducting campaigns peacefully and that he is happy that the police is very professional in the way it is operating.

And UNIP Elections Chairperson Chagaga Banda says it has powerful candidates participating in the by- elections and the former ruling party will win.

Mr. BANDA has told ZNBC news from petauke that the party is holding meetings with its candidates in all the three constituencies.