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NRC phase 2 to commence on the 10th of September

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NRC phase 2 to commence on the 10th of September

Phase two of the mobile National Registration Card exercise will start on 10th of September 2020.

Phase Two, which comprises Southern, Western, Muchinga, Central and Lusaka provinces should have commenced on 1st September 2020 but was postponed.

This was to allow for phase one which includes Luapula, Northern, Eastern, North-Western and Copperbelt provinces to complete its 40 days on the 9th of September, 2020.

Ministry of Home Affairs Spokesperson Nephas Chifuta says the Ministry of Home Affairs had initially planned to overlap the two phases to finish the exercise at least 10 days before the ECZ starts voter registration on the 19th of October.NRC phase 2 to commence on the 10th of September

In a statement, Mr. Chifuta said due to challenges of sharing equipment and logistics, the ministry decided to shift the date to commence phase two.

He also said due to unforeseen delays in delivery of some key equipment, the first few days of the exercise in phase one started slowly.

Mr. Chifuta said the ministry will make assessments of the areas that could have been severely affected by the slow start in order to consider the extension of the exercise in the affected areas.

He said the Minister of Home Affairs, Stephen Kampyongo will release the final statistics on phase one of the exercise by the 14th of September 2020.

Source: Lusaka Times

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