Kawambwa welcomes delimitation exercise
Kawambwa, Sept 26, 2014, ZANIS—Kawambwa District Electoral Officer Jovax Ngoma says the delimitation of wards and polling districts will benefit the electorates in the area during the 2016 tripartite elections as it will significantly reduce distances to voting stations.
ZANIS reports that Mr Ngoma said this in Kawambwa yesterday during the delimitation of wards and polling districts workshop held at the council chambers.
He said some people fail to vote during elections due to long distances that they have to walk to polling stations but that the delimitation of wards and polling districts will reduce the gap and enable them vote for candidates of their choice.
Mr Ngoma told the participants that included the councilors, Chishinga chiefs’ representative and other stakeholders that the delimitation exercise will not involve increment of constituencies adding that chiefdoms’ boundaries were also not a factor.
He emphasized that at the moment the two constituencies namely Kawambwa central and Pambashe will remain as they are since Mwansabombwe has been established as a district.
Meanwhile, two new wards have been created in Kawambwa district with Kawambwa central and Pambashe constituencies having one each.
The wards are Lushiba and Filenge of Kawambwa central and Pambashe constituencies respectively.
Earlier, there was a tag of war among the councilors of Pambashe and Kawambwa central constituencies when an officer from the Electoral Commission of Zambia ( ECZ) announced that only two wards should be created in the district.
However, Councilors had a tough time to agree as to whether one constituency can have both wards or one each.
The delimitation of wards and polling districts is being undertaken country-wide by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).