Teachers involved in elections told to be professional

Teachers, who will be engaged by ECZ, the Electoral Commission of Zambia during the August 11 elections, have been urged to ensure they work professionally.

Chipata District BETUZ, Basic Teachers Union of Zambia, Chairperson, Kondwani Nyimbili and District Secretary, Hix Kaunda, says that teachers must ensure that they are nonpartisan.

And Mr. Nyimbili and Mr. Kaunda have urged the teachers, who were left out in the ECZ recruitment to be calm as BETUZ is working with the district electoral officer to address the matter.

A number of teachers, especially from rural areas expressed concern that during elections, they are often left out and replaced with officers who come from urban areas.

But the two union leaders say they have met ECZ district officials, who have assured them that the concern will be taken into consideration.



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