Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced that the campaigns ahead of August 12 general elections will commence on Wednesday May 12,2021.Commission Chairperson Hon Justice Essau Chulu says the campaigns will end on August 11, 2021.
Hon Justice Chulu has also urged the political parties to adhere to the Covid 19 guidelines when conducting their campaigns.He further advised political parties to use other means to campaign in order to have minimal or no human contact.
He says it is prudent that political parties avoid crowds during the campaign to prevent the spread of the pandemic.”The Ministry of Health have said that crowds are the major contributor to the spread of Covid 19,” Hon Justic Chulu says.
Meanwhile Hon Justice Chulu has appealed to all political parties to adhere to the Electoral Code of Conduct.He says it is therefore important that all political parties familiarise themselves with the Electoral system.
He also appealed to the media to conduct fair coverage to all political parties participating in the 2021 general elections.