– Government releases funds for January 20 Presidential by-elections

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Government has released K128 million towards preparations for the upcoming 2015 presidential by-election.


ZANIS reports that Acting Secretary to the Treasury Pamela Ababa disclosed this in statement signed by Ministry of Finance Public Relations Officer Chileshe Kandeta.



Mrs Kabamba said government is committed to ensuring that preparations for the presidential by-elections progress smoothly.



She said the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) had submitted a total budget of K344 million to successfully hold the presidential by-elections.



Mrs Kabamba assured the nation that government will work round the clock to ensure that financial resources are made readily available to ECZ to adequately prepare and conduct the presidential by-election.



The country on January 20, 2015 will hold polls to elect a new president after the death of President Michael Sata on October 28, 2014 in a London Hospital.