- July 23, 2021
- Posted by: Admin
- Category: 2021 General Election, 2021 General Election Nominations, Press Release, Press Releases, Public Notice
22nd July 2021
STAKEHOLDERS’ BRIEFING ADDRESSED BY COMMISSIONER AMB. ALI A. SIMWINGA ON PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS ON
22ND JULY, 2021, AT AL GHURAIR PRINTING COMPANY, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.
Esteemed Stakeholders, Media Personnel
Staff of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ)
Ladies and gentlemen.
On behalf of the Electoral Commission of Zambia, I wish to once again welcome you all to this briefing.
In our last engagement on 19th July, 2021, we updated you on the progress of the printing of the 12th August, 2021 General Election ballot papers here at the Al Ghurair printing plant in Dubai, UAE.
Overall progress was at 95% with the Presidential, Mayoral and National Assembly ballots completed at 100% with Local Government ballots at 79%.
We also notified you and the nation that the printer had completed the printing of the tactile braille ballot paper jackets for the election.
The Commission has encouraged and facilitated the participation of Stakeholders in the monitoring of the printing process with the Zambian delegation in Dubai UAE including the Non-Governmental Organisations Coordinating Council (NGOCC), the Patriotic Front Party (PF), the United Party for National Development (UPND), Anti-corruption Commission (ACC), Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), Zambia Police (ZP), Diamond TV, Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS) and Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC).
I’m happy to inform you that joining us here are Fr. Emmanuel Chikoya of the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) and three of his colleagues, Mr. John Sauti, Mr. Jimmy Maliseni, and Ms. Vainess Zulu.
This brings the total number of Stakeholders present in Dubai to monitor the printing process at ten (10).
Status Report on Printing
Allow me now to inform you that printing of the Presidential, Mayoral, National Assembly and Local Government ballots is complete at 100%.
Regarding packing, it may interest you to know that the packing of the ballot papers in readiness for shipment to Zambia has reached an advanced stage.
I thank you