The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has expressed concern at what it has termed as premature campaigns being conducted by the opposition UPND and the ruling Patriotic Front ahead of the 2016 General election.
FODEP Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi says this is why his organization has been calling for the enforcement of the Electoral Code of conduct throughout the year and not just during the campaign period.
Mr. Chipenzi states that it is unfortunate that the two political parties are busy campaigning for 2016 polls acts which are disadvantageous to other political parties.
He says there is need therefore, for civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders to be on the lookout and ensure public resources are not wasted during these premature campaigns.
Mr. Chipenzi states that this is another reason why the country should have a new constitution to regulate the conduct of political campaigns.