Another example of how poor funding undermines institutional reform. Zambia is supposed to have continuous voter registration, the reason we don't have such a system apparently is because the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has no money:
Justice Mambilima also said that the ECZ was not able to implement the continuous voter registration exercise owing to inadequate funding. “In 2007, the ECZ was given K300 million for the exercise while this year only K17 million was allocated from a budget of K119 billion,” Justice Mambilima said. Parliament passed the law for the continuous voter registration in 2001 but the process has still not started because of inadequate funding.To rectify the problem, the ECZ is pushing the NCC to include a clause in the new constitution that would compel the government to fund the institution without hesitation. Which raises the question of whether that should be applied to the myriad of other commissions which may created.