The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has appointed Chomba Chella as Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). The appointment is with effect from Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Announcing the appointment, ECZ Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu said the Commission had resolved to appoint Chella as Chief Electoral Officer during a Special Commission meeting held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
“Kindly accord him all the co-operation that he will require as he discharges his duties and join me in congratulating him for this achievement,” Justice Chulu stated.
Before his appointment as CEO, Chella was Director – Electoral Operations, having joined the Commission in 2012.
He had previously worked as Executive Director at the Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue. He also served as Coordinator for the Oasis Forum and Director for Habitat for Humanity, Zambia and Botswana.
Before his latest appointment, Chella was Acting CEO. He took over from Priscilla Isaac whose contract ended in August, 2017.