ECZ sets July 30 for Katuba by election


By Staff Reporter

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has set Tuesday, July 30, 2019 for Katuba parliamentary by-election.

ECZ  public relation manager Margaret Chimanse in a statement said the Commission would also conduct six local government by-elections in Lubwa in

Kitwe, Lungwishi in Mansa, Mayembe in Shiwang’andu, Shitwa and Kanabilumbu Wards in Kaoma.

Chimanse said the Katuba by-election was necessitated by the death of the incumbent Member of Parliament Patricia Mwashingwele on May 2, 2019.

“The vacancies in Lubwa, Lungwishi, Mayembe, Mangango, Shitwa and Kanabilumbu wards are as a result of resignations and deaths of councillors,” said Chimanse

She said voting will take place from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours.

“Aspiring candidates in the by-elections should lodge completed and attested statutory declaration and nomination papers subscribed before a Magistrate, Commissioner of Oaths, election officer or returning officer on July 11, 2019 between 09:00 hours to 15:00 hours,” she said