Over 2, 000 people replace their voter’s cards in Monze

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Over 2,000 people in Monze District of Southern Province have had their voters cards replaced during the  card replacement exercise undertaken by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).


Monze District Electoral Officer Tryson Chunga said out of 2,458 people 1,389 were males and 1,069 were females and their cards were replaced in  12 registration centres in three constituencies.


Mr Chunga who is also Monze Council Secretary said   the response was
overwhelming due to the massive publicity that the District ECZ officials carried out prior to the exercise.


 “ I must say that the turnout of people to have their cards replaced was overwhelming looking at the number we captured,” said Mr. Chunga.


But Mr. Chunga said some people presumably failed to replace their cards due to long distances they had to cover to the nearest centre.


Monze District has more than 78,000 registered voters in all the three
constituencies.

Meanwhile, Mr Chunga said the voter education exercise in the District was going on well but expressed worry at the rate at which ECZ education posters were being pulled down by some people.

He called on people to desist from removing, or defacing any ECZ materials, and/or campaign materials for all political parties as doing so was against the electoral code of conduct.


“I want to make an appeal to members of the public in Monze to desist
from pulling down any campaign for political parties or ECZ as doing
so against the electoral code of conduct which is punishable,” said
Mr. Chunga.

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