Zambia: State has strictly followed the Constitution in mobile registration exercise – Mvula

Published: 21/Oct/2020
Source: The Mast (Lusaka)

By Mwaka Ndawa

THE State has argued that it has strictly followed the provisions of the Constitution in implementing the mobile registration exercise and in the issuance of National Registration Cards and has abided by the National Registration Act Chapter 126 of the Laws of Zambia.

Alick Mvula, a deputy Registrar General in the Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship under the Ministry of Home Affairs, says any provincial authority is free to request the Registrar General for the department to conduct a targeted mobile registration exercise at its own cost.

This is in a matter where Chapter One Foundation limited has petitioned the Constitutional Court over the decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia to limit the voter registration for the 2021 elections to one month.

Chapter One Foundation, through its chairperson Fr Cleophas Lungu, has cited Attorney General Likando Kalaluka and ECZ as respondents in the matter, seeking an order that the electoral body carries out voter registration throughout the country.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports, Voter Registration
Regions: Zambia
Year: 2020