President Rupiah Banda has urged all eligible Zambians to register as voters ahead of the 2011 general elections.
The President has also asked opposition leaders to ensure that their supporters register as voters in the run-up to next year’s tripartite elections.
Mr. Banda was speaking at State House in Lusaka when he swore in former High Court Judge, Essau Chulu, as Commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
The President said he is confident that Judge Chulu will add value to the electoral process.
And speaking when he swore in Zambia’s new Ambassador to Sweden, Anne Mutambo, President Banda urged the new envoy to strengthen co-operation between the two countries.
Mr. Banda said this is because Sweden is an important coorperating Partner, which continues to support Zambia’s development programmes.
Mrs. Mutambo was until her appointment Director of International Coorperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.