By McDonald Chipenzi
ECZ has been undermined so are basic freedoms within the 2021 National Budget.
Imagine this government allocating a meagre K585.1 million for the General Election and Voter registration workout?
Yet, ECZ, for voter registration workout on my own, used to be asking for roughly K800m.
Is gov’t critical at supporting ECZ or it’s undermining it systematically thru insufficient investment? The cheap line to the election as though it isn’t the final price range earlier than a General Election?
Now, evaluate with the K7.6bn allotted for public order, protection and Defence, all geared toward suppressing and oppressing electorate forward of the General Election.
Also the allocation to social switch, meals packs, FISP amongst different government philanthropic packs, over K8bn. These are packs for use for vote purchasing and blackmail. Watch the gap.
Campaigns shall be tricky, delight in electorate basic freedoms corresponding to meeting, affiliation, motion and expression for government and ruling birthday celebration’s political warring parties and critics shall be undermined, suppressed and oppressed.
Police are poised to be armed to the enamel and for the primary time prone to have sufficient automobiles and different anti rise up apparatus.
Cry my Zambia, Cry my mom land.