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Zambia’s Electoral Commission Delegation Attends 25th Annual General Conference in Cape Town

Mrs. Mwangala Zaloumis, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia, is leading a high-level delegation at the 25th Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC countries (ECF/SADC). 

The conference, officially opened today, is being held in Cape Town, South Africa, and is scheduled to run from November 28th to 30th.

The Zambian delegation comprises Commissioner Ambassador Ndiyoi Mutiti, Commissioner Mr. McDonald Chipenzi, Chief Electoral Officer Mr. Brown Kasaro, Senior Corporate Affairs Officer Ms. Sylvia Bwalya, and Senior Administrative Officer Ms. Mutinta Hamunyangwa.

The theme for this year’s AGC is “Striving for Credible, Inclusive, and Transparent Elections in the SADC Region, Innovation, and Renewed Approaches for the Future.” 

The focus reflects the commitment of SADC countries to enhancing the electoral processes for greater credibility, inclusivity, and transparency.

The conference agenda includes various activities, notably an Anniversary Symposium dedicated to exploring the theme of the 25th AGC. 

Additionally, an exhibition will provide an opportunity for SADC member countries to showcase their electoral activities, innovations, and share knowledge and experiences related to the electoral process.

Mrs. Zaloumis expressed enthusiasm about participating in the conference, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and shared experiences among SADC member countries. 

She highlighted the significance of striving for credible and transparent elections, which are vital for strengthening democracy and fostering public trust in the electoral processes.

The Zambian delegation’s presence at the AGC reaffirms the country’s commitment to regional cooperation in electoral matters and its dedication to adopting innovative approaches for future electoral challenges. 

As the conference unfolds, participants anticipate meaningful discussions and the exchange of valuable insights that will contribute to advancing electoral standards across the SADC region.

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