2)—Shangombo, Kaputa ready for elections

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Ballot papers for next week’s Presidential election have arrived in Shangombo district in the Western province.

Shangombo District Election Officer Milton Sakala confirmed the development to ZANIS in Shangombo today.

Mr. Sakala said ballot papers for polling stations not accessible by road were received yesterday amid tight security.

He said the ballot papers will today be airlifted by Zambia Air force (ZAF) to 17 polling stations in the district along with presiding officers and polling agents.

Mr. Sakala also revealed that ballot papers for nearby polling station are expected in the district today.

And ZANIS also reports that presiding officers and polling agents for various polling stations in the district were today found verifying election martials in readiness for departure to their respective stations.

Zambia goes to the polls on Tuesday next week on January 20 to elect a new Republican President to replace the late President Michael Sata who died on October 28, 2014.