——-Voter Education Facilitators of Kawambwa district in Luapula Province have been cautioned against conducting their activities in a partisan manner ahead of January 20, Presidential elections.
District Education Voter Facilitators’ trainers, Dason Chabala and Chanda Mubanga issued the warning recently during a two-day-training of voter facilitators held at the Council Chambers.
Mr Chabala and Mr Mubanga emphasises that some topics of the programme are very sensitive as they relate to politics hence the need for the facilitators to be extra careful when doing the facilitation in the communities.
The duo told the facilitators not to put on any political party regalia because their work demands someone who is not partisan.
They warned that the ECZ will not tolerate facilitators who will be found involving themselves in politics, charging the culprits will risk having their contracts terminated.
However, Mr Chabala and Mr Mubanga have urged the facilitators to give accurate information while in the field.
And elections coordinator, Janet Mandala, has urged all the facilitators to consult one another in case they face difficulties while in the field.
However, Mrs Mandala noted that the District Voter Education Committee (DVEC) will soon start monitoring the facilitators’ work in the area.
The two-day voter education training meeting was organized and funded by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and 15 Voter Education Facilitators were trained.