In a letter dated August 4, 2018, chairperson of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, Ambassador Samia Zekaria wrote to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba, expressing interest to learn from ZEC in preparation for Ethiopia’s general elections due in 2020.
Ambassador Zekaria said her country is keen to learn how to utilise the automated Voters’ Roll. Said Ambassador Zekaria:
It is to be recalled that His Excellency Haile-mariam Desalegn, the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, was leading African Union Observers of your country last month. According to his report, your staff’s professionalism was commendable. His Excellency recommended we should share experience especially in utilising the automated Voters’ Roll. Since we are preparing for the 2020 general election, it is high time we should share your experience as early as possible. As you may realise, to introduce new technology the time is against us.
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Justice Priscilla Chigumba is a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe and the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Justice Chigumba succeded Justice Rita Makarau as the chairperson of ZEC. Chigumba was appointed the chairperson of ZEC on 31 January 2018. Read More About Priscilla Chigumba
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission