The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is set to announce Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) executive director Patrick Nshindano as the new Chief Executive Officer for the elections body.

ECZ sources confirmed to News Diggers that Nshindano’s appointment had already been decided on and that he would be announced soon.

Stakeholders spoken to say they are happy with the scheduled appointment, saying Nshidano would contribute positively to the growth of the election body and inspire public confidence, as he has demonstrated integrity in the civil society where he has worked.

Nshindano takes over from Chomba Chellah who resigned early last month in unclear circumstances.