Mr Royd KatongoDirector Electoral Operations
- Public Policy
University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
Master of Governance and Public Policy
(Recipient of two Dean’s Commendations for High Achievement in 2007 and 2008)
University of Zambia
Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A)
Mr. Royd Katongo joined the Commission as Director Electoral Operations on 1st August 2019. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Katongo worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Zambia Country Office as Governance Analyst from May 2013 to July 2019.
Mr. Katongo also served as the first Programme Manager and Head of Secretariat at the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC), Zambia Chapter. He started his career in the Public Service with the Anti-Corruption Commission where he served in various positions in Lusaka and Kabwe, up to the position of Senior Prevention Officer.
Mr. Katongo is the first student from Africa to pursue the Master of Governance and Public Policy at the University of Queensland in 2007/2008. In 2011, he got a scholarship under the Australian Leadership Award Fellowship to be on an Employee Attachment Programme with the Queensland Parliament in Brisbane.
Mr. Katongo has attended a number of professional programmes that include programmes under the Commonwealth Secretariat such as Leveraging Corporate Governance and Ethics Strategies in Malaysia; Corruption and Anti-Corruption at the Australian National University; and Better Governance at the Civil Service College in Singapore.
printing of the Presidential, Mayoral, National Assembly and Local Government ballots is complete at 100%.July 23, 2021
Overall progress is at 95% with the Presidential ballots completed at 100%, Mayoral ballots completed at 100%, National Assembly completed at 100% and Local Government ballots at 79%.July 19, 2021
Visually impaired voters who are braille literate will be able to vote with tactile ballot jackets in the 2021 General Election.July 18, 2021