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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Broke institutions (ECZ), 3rd Edition

More on the funding difficulties facing the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ). Justice Florence Mumba recently noted that the budgetary allocation for 2010 is insufficient for the commission to conduct the continuous voter registration exercise in all parts of the country. We have previously touched on ECZ's predicament here.

1 comment:

  1. Cho,
    Is this the same ECZ which is seen as a cash cow during elections when they hire vehicles from private individuals at inflated prices? I am told people are already ordering 4x4 to lease to the ECZ for the 2011 elections.

    What the funding partners and GRZ seem to have overlooked is the fact that having a credible election is a long process that starts with voter registration and ends with the count.

    No point pouring billions of Kwachas to monitor elections if the voter registration process is flawed as a result of under funding.

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