Cancel Vubwi Chairperson by election

GEARS Initiative Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi says the Vubwi Town Council Chairperson By-election should be cancelled as it is unnecessary expense to the National treasury.

Mr Chipenzi said in as much as the by-election falls within 90 days in which to hold It, the 90 day period also falls within the 180 day period in which by-elections are not supposed to held in Zambia.

He said the date the late Councilor died or the day he was interred the 90 day period within which to hold the by-election ends on 22 or 24 March, 2021 Which is within the period any by-election cannot be held.

Mr Chipenzi said going ahead with this by-election will be a waste of time, money energies and a mockery as the person to be elected will only serve for 98 days as chairperson.

He said the Commission can reserve the energies and funds meant for this by-election to embark on a robust publicity and education about the coming verification of voters exercise.

Mr Chipenzi said Commission should reflect on this undertaking and so will the treasury not to further bore the national treasury of unproductive expenses through a by-election.

The Independent Observer

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