Government Chief Whip, Brian Mundubile has appealed to community leaders to educate people in their respective areas to turn up in numbers to register as voters ahead of next year’s general election.
Mr. Mundubile who is also Patriotic Front Chilubi mainland Campaign Manager for the Council Chairperson by-election, says there is need to create awareness on the upcoming registration exercise which starts on October 28, 2020.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Mundubile was speaking to journalists shortly after addressing public meetings to drum up support for PF candidate, Rosemary Chimbini in the Chilubi Council Chairperson by-election slated for October 22, 2020.
He said all eligible voters need to obtain new cards as the old ones will be invalid for next year’s general election.
And Mr. Mundubile has called for increased sensitisation on the importance of voting to reduce voter apathy.
He said it is worrying that voter turnout in recent elections has continued to reduce hence the need for leaders at various levels to get involved in voter education.
Earlier, Lubansenshi Member of Parliament, George Mwamba appealed to eligible voters to ensure they obtain cards during the registration period.