FODEP calls for voter sensitisation ahead of August 11 polls


Foundation for Democratic Process [FODEP] in Lundazi District its members in Lundazi to be committed, dedicated and non-partisan towards their work, to ensure that this year’s 2016 elections is free and fair.

Lundazi District FODEP Co-coordinator Mr Watford Lungu says his organisation is concerned that during every election in Zambia, incidences of apathy and voter anarchy are regular a trend he attributed to lack of voter sensitization.
Mr Lungu said there is need for new trained FODEP members to go flat out into the community of Lundazi District and sensitize the electorates on the need to participate in voting, as it is their birth rights.

Majority of voters in Zambia do not understand clause in the new constitution the meaning of 50 plus one percent, running mate and the referendum respective, said it’s the duty of FODEP sensitize the electorates for them to make informed decision, he added.

He advised FODEP members always to be non-partisan in their work, said this year’s elections, voters are expected to choose, the President, Members of Parliament [MP] Councillors, and Council Chairpersons.

ZANIS in Lundazi District report that Mr Watford Lungu made the challenge at the end of one day training workshop for 31 new FODEP members held at Tigone motel yesterday.

The trainees would be deployed into various communities in the District to sensitize electorates about the forth coming elections.

And speaking earlier at the same function FODEP Provincial Treasure Oliver Shonga expressed happiness with increased Youths participation in FODEP activities