Monday, 13 September 2010


The Globe Reporter
Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) Executive Director, Dr. Charity Musamba has asked Zambians to take personal responsibility in fighting and rejecting electoral violence during any election in the country.
And Choma District Commission (DC) Alvin Apuleni said the shaping of the county’s future should not be left to posterity but to the present generation.
Speaking during FODEP organized provincial training of trainers workshop on voter and civic education held at Antioch Lodge in Choma, Dr Musamba said a credible electoral process was key to holding of a credible, free and fair election in the country.
She said FODEP was determined to contribute towards the attainment of the Minimum Internationally Acceptable Standards for free and fair elections through its civic and voter education programme.
In a speech read on his behalf by his representative Jones Mulomba, Apuleni observed that there could be no credible elections without voters hence the need to ensure that as many voters as possible did register during the ongoing voter registration exercise.
Apuleni reminded FODEP members that they had a crucial task of motivating the eligible voters to register especially with the waning voter interest in participating in the electoral process especially in voting.
“Motivate your members and the public to register as voters so as to make them participate and decide with an informed mindset who should be their leaders beyond 2011 elections,” Apuleni said.
He urged participants to utilize the knowledge and skills obtained to ensure that more people in Choma and Southern Province in general register as voters in the ongoing registration exercise.

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