ECZ revises nomination fees

The Electoral Commission of Zambia, ECZ, has revised nominations fees for aspiring councilors, council chairpersons and mayors for the August 11 general elections.

Aspiring councilors from district councils will now be required to pay 750 Kwacha, while those for municipality and city will pay 1,500 Kwacha.

The new nomination fee for aspiring mayors is 7,500 Kwacha, while aspiring council chairpersons will now pay 3,500 Kwacha.

This is a reduction from the previous nomination fees set by the commission, which had raised a lot of concerns among stakeholders.

ECZ Public Relations Manager, Chris Akufuna, disclosed this in a statement to Breeze FM last evening.

However, Mr. Akufuna says nomination fees for presidential and parliamentary aspiring candidates have not been revised and remain 75,000 and 10,000 Kwacha respectively.

He also says all presidential candidates have to deposit 50 per cent of the nomination fees between 10 and 17 May, while the rest has to be paid before the nomination day.

Meanwhile, aspiring candidates for parliamentary and mayoral seats are required to deposit the 10 thousand Kwacha nomination fee before the nomination day.

Mr. Akufuna explained that aspiring council chairpersons and councilors will be required to make cash payments to the returning officer on the nomination day.

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