ECZ urged to consider school leavers in recruitment of electoral officers
Kasama, January 9 ZANIS—Scores of applicants have complained over the recruitment of electoral officers in Kasama district.
One of the affected applicants Jackson Mubanga 18, who spoke on behalf of other school leavers alleged that the recruitment was unfair and not done transparently.
Mr. Mubanga wondered why they were asking for a Grade 12 certificate for a job of an usher which can be done by a mere school leaver.
He accused people involved in the process of frustrating government policy of empowering youths by putting more money in their pockets.
Mr. Mubanga appealed to ECZ to consider recruiting school leavers for jobs of ushers in future so as to empower them with start-up capital as they wait for their results.
He narrated that unemployment has led to a lot of youths to involve themselves in illicit activities.
And some teachers have urged ECZ to consider giving priority to teachers serving in schools which are polling stations.
The teachers who spoke on condition of anonymity said it was unfair for ECZ to send people to schools that already have staff capable of conducting an election.
The irate teachers said the practice has led to inconveniences at their various schools.
He said the recruitment of local teachers will assist in accountability during and after the elections.