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THE Patriotic Front (PF) and United Party for National Development (UPND), have both described the ongoing printing of ballot papers for this year’s general elections in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) as impressive.

PF Deputy National Chairperson, Davies Chama says they are happy with progress made so far, on the printing of election ballot papers which started on July 4, 2021.

“We are quite impressed as a party considering that the initial printing was supposed to have first started on July 1 but was delayed by three days,” he said.

Mr Chama expressed optimism that the printer, Al Ghurair Publishing and Printing Company, will finish the process of producing the ballot papers on time in readiness for the elections as outlined by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).

“Today is the 10th day of printing and we are standing at 71 percent which is great progress. We have confidence that the printing process, will be on schedule as planned by ECZ,” stated Mr Chama.

And UPND representative, Richard Njolomba said the progress made so far in printing the ballot papers, has met their expectations.

“So far the process is going on well and we are impressed with the quality of prints we have seen. We are very confident that we are going to finish the printing within the given time,” said Mr Njolomba.

Mr Njolomba who is also representing the UPND Alliance team members described the printing company, as being credible, adding that they have confidence in it.– ZANIS

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