It is impossible to rig elections – TIZ

Goodwell Lungu

Goodwell Lungu

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has said that it is practically impossible to rig an election in Zambia.

TIZ Executive Director, Goodwell Lungu has since challenged all those saying rigging is possible to avail evidence.

Lungu explained that there are a lot of monitors, observers, political party agents as well as other stakeholders at every polling station, to prevent rigging.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has said that it is focused and determined to deliver a credible election next month.

ECZ Commissioner David Matongo who arrived in Dubai yesterday to witness the printing of ballot papers said that the commission was taking deliberate steps to ensure a free and fair election.

Matongo was speaking at Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company, in Dubai after inspecting the printing and packaging of ballot papers.

And a representative from the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia Bishop Shemmy Makelela has also joined the team witnessing the printing of ballot papers in Dubai.

Bishop Makelela is impressed with the quality of the printing and that all suspensions that political parties and stakeholders held should be dismissed.

Meanwhile this morning Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company, General Manger Lakshmanan Ganapathy took the team round the printing company where he explained the packaging process.

Ganapathy assured the Zambian team that his company will finish printing ballot papers for the National Assembly tomorrow Tuesday July 19th having already finished and started packaging ballot papers for the Presidential, Referendum, Local Government

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