Local monitors arrive in Chitambo

Two election-monitoring organisations have arrived to monitor the Chitambo parliamentary by-elections in Serenje.

The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) and Ant Voter Apathy (AVAP) have sent monitors to Serenje district for tomorrows Chitambo constituency by-elections.

AVAP executive director Bonny Tembo confirmed in Serenje that his organisation already had 26 monitors in Chitambo constituency.

Mr Tembo however said AVAP would not manage to send monitors to Chobela and Kamaka polling stations in Luombwa ward because the area was not easily accessible.

And FODEP information officer Macdonald Chipenzi said the organization had six monitors to monitor the elections.

Mr Chipenzi whose team arrived yesterday, said he had already been in the field to assess the situation.

Meanwhile, Chitambo by elections, Electoral Officer, Milton Sakala has said all elections officers had already been taken to their respective polling stations.

Mr Sakala said the few that remained yesterday had been taken this morning adding that all was set for elections tomorrow.

He explained that the constituency had a total of 12,881 registered voters in 27 polling stations.

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