ECZ revises nomination fees

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has revised the nomination fees for Presidential and Parliamentary aspiring candidates for the August, 11, 2016 general elections.

The ECZ has also for the second time revised the nomination fees for aspiring Mayors, Council Chairpersons for municipalities and Councillors.

ECZ Public Relations Manager Chris Akufuna said in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today that the decision to make the final revision of nomination fees was arrived at following concerns from stakeholders.

Mr. Akufuna said aspiring candidates for Presidential and the National Assembly will now pay K60, 000.00 and K7, 500.00 respectively from the previous K75, 000.00 and K10, 000.00 respectively.

He said aspiring Mayors and Council Chairpersons will now be required to pay K5,000.00  and K2,000.00 from the previous  K7, 500.00 and K3, 500.00 respectively.

Candidates aspiring for the positions of City and Municipal Councilors will now pay K750.00 from the previous K1, 500.00 while aspiring Councilors for district councils will now pay K400.00 from the previous K750.00.

And Mr. Akufuna said the commission will make arrangements to refund the difference to political parties that have already paid the nomination fees in full.

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