Voting in Kabwe begins on a good note

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Kabwe Town Clerk Oliver Muuka has revealed that voting in Kabwe started on a good note and most of the polling stations opened in time.


Mr. Muuka said the district has 99 polling stations and a total number of 89,059 comprising 51,126 and 37,933 for Kabwe Central and Bwacha constituencies respectively.


The Town Clerk who is also the District Electoral Officer disclosed that preparations for the presidential by elections went on well.

He said the response is quite good in polling stations located in the town unlike in the peri-urban especially where the turnout has been low due to the bad weather.


Mr. Muuka however expressed hope that the situation will improve during the course of the day.


Mr. Muuka said the campaigns prior to the elections were generally peaceful with no major incidents reported.


He appealed to the electorate to sustain the peace in the district and further urged them to turn out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right of casting their votes.


In a related development, most of the polling stations during a random check in Kabwe Central constituency found long queues in the morning.


 At Mines Primary school, Presiding Officer, Patrick Mushimbi, revealed that the station has 614 registered.


He said the station opened at 06:11 hours to give room to all party agents, monitors and observers to witness the opening of election materials.


At Jasmine Secondary School polling station, presiding officer, Naomi Sakala, said the station opened at 06:00 hours with 40 voters on the queue.


At Broadway Secondary School, presiding officer, Godwin Kapambalala, said the station has a total number of 1,535 registered voters.


He said the station opened at 06:00 hours with about 50 people on the queue waiting to cast their votes and by 13:40 hours 450 people had cast their votes.


At Neem Tree Primary school which has 1,400 registered voters, 350 voters had cast their votes by 14:00 hours.