The African Union-AU has deployed an African Union Short -Term Election Observer Mission to Zambia.
Zambian Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba confirmed the development and said African Union Chairperson, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat said the Observer Mission that will be led by Former Sierra Leon President, Ernest Bai Koroma, who will be in Zambia from 4th to 19th August 2021.
Mr Mwamba said the AU observe mission will interact with various stakeholders that include, government officials, the ECZ, political parties, civil society , media organization and the diplomatic community among others.
H said engagement with various stakeholders will enable the delegation to understand and appreciate the preparations made so far towards the holding of the election.
“The AU Short Term Election Observer Mission to Zambia draws its mandate from the 2007 African Charter for democracy that Zambia is signatory to.
This is contained in a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Tourism Inutu Mwanza, Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.