Voter education facilitators advised to be neutral

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—–Kabwe Mayor, Richard Bango, has urged Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) voter education facilitators conducting voter education in High Ridge Ward to be neutral.

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Mr Bango told facilitators, Bethrida Salati and Alfred Mwewa, when they were introduced to him by District Voter Education Committee
(DVEC)  officials, that it was important for them to remain neutral to avoid confusions.


He said the facilitators had a huge task of carrying out voter education exercise according to ECZ laid down code of conducts for
voters to continue having confidence in the ECZ.


Mr Bango said voters in the ward were expecting to be given information that will help them make informed decisions for them to
elect a councillor that will deliver to their expectations.

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He said the High Ridge local government by-election was important because it will provide an opportunity for the people in the area to
be represented.


The High Ridge ward local government seat fell vacant after the death of Tasila Hara in March, this year.


Four political parties have fielded candidates who include Monica Mwale for Patriotic front (PF), Edwin Mwale for United Party for
National Development (UPND), Richard Chama Chewe for Alliance for
Better Zambia (ABZ) and Priscilla Harrison Chabala for the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD).


The ECZ has set August 19, 2014 as polling day.


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