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ECZ Announces Revised 2021 Nomination Fees

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced the revised nomination fees for the 2021 general elections.

This follows submissions by the Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue (ZCID), the United Party for National Development (UPND) and other stakeholders who lamented over the earlier proposed nomination fees by the ECZ.

The current proposed fees for male presidential candidates stand at K95,000, females at K75,000, and K60,000 for youth and persons living with disabilities.

For parliamentary male candidates, the proposed fees are K15,000, K13,500 for females while youth and persons living with disabilities will be required to pay K10,000.

The Mayoral proposed fees for male candidates are K15,000, K13,500 for females and K10,000 for persons living with disabilities and youth.

Male council chairpersons will need to pay K3,500, female candidates at K3,000 and the youth and persons living with disabilities stands will pay K2,500.

For male councillors under cities and municipalities, the fee stands at K1,500, while the fees for females, youth and persons living with disabilities is K1,000.

Nomination fees for male candidates for towns and districts have been pegged at K600, and K500 for females, youth and persons living with disabilities.

All the candidates are advised to pay the nomination fees four weeks before the nomination date to allow effective and efficient processing of the nominations, ECZ public relations manager Margaret Chimanse stated that the commission took into consideration all the stakeholders’ submissions and concerns, as well as other factors such as inflation.

“Following the submissions by the Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue (ZCID), the United Party for National Development (UPND) and other Stakeholders, the Commission has revised downwards the proposed nomination fees for the 2021 General Elections that are scheduled to be held on 12th August, 2021,” Ms Chimanse stated.

“In considering the adjustment to the proposed nomination fees, the Commission took into account all the stakeholders’ submissions and concerns, as well as other factors such as inflation, increased cost of conducting nominations and polls, including the issuance of the free Voter Registers to all Presidential candidates which cost K610,000.00 per candidate. The Commission, therefore, wishes to thank all Political Parties and Stakeholders for the cordial engagement and submissions regarding the proposed nomination fees.”

12 Comments

  1. Ttttt

    That’s an okay development. But they need to be on top of their game too especially in ensuring screening of contesting candidates so that we don’t have an issue like that of someone without a G12. It’s high time we attached seriousness to having credible candidates representing our people if meaningful development is to be achieved. Zambia has lagged behind too much.

  2. adviser

    Will somebody explain to me why male and female candidates have different fees?

    • Pharaoh

      They want or have created equal opportunities for the women,disabled and youth to participate in the governance of our country so as to have a voices heard in decision making on behalf of their fellow groupings which I feel is a good move in order to avoid intimidations .Remember the other slogan for P F is “No one must be left behind”.That s my opinion. I need to be corrected.

    • John Isaiah Bwanga

      Good question. We always preach Gender equality now why different fees….to me this is criminal and as such someone should answer that question you have asked soon!

  3. Mwalule

    Is this gender equality? Women claim to be equal to men

  4. Fyantha

    Ok

  5. LOZI BULL

    IT SHOWS THAT THERES NO MORE GENDER EQUALITY IN ZAMBIA,Y FAVOURING THE WOMEN???BUT THEY R FIGHTNG 4THE SAME OFFICES,IF THEY R READY TO COMPETE WITH MEN,Y FAVOURING THEM

  6. Lifuto Siiya

    The prices are too high,where any ordinary citizens can’t afford to contest

  7. Rich k

    Just remove this thing of G12 they are some people who are called to be leaders but they don’t have G12 certificate and leadership is not about G12 only but someone with wisdom from God that’s a leader, we need people who understands the living started of people in our community…

  8. Nwoko

    Why prices for male and female there r different

  9. Rasford

    When are we going to start applying to conduct elections

  10. B11

    Iye,are we talking about prices here or fees?pliz tell us asap.

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