PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says that it is important for people to register as voters so that they can take part in next year’s general election.

And Paramount Chief Mpezeni has appealed to President Lungu to urge the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to extend the voter registration period to enable as many voters to register as possible.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Paramount Chief Mpezeni, Tuesday, President Lungu said Zambians should be sensitised on the importance of voting.

He appealed to Paramount Chief Mpezeni to encourage his headmen and indunas to encourage people so that they register as voters.

President Lungu said that government would continue working on roads, hospitals and other infrastructure.

And Paramount Chief Mpezeni appealed to President Lungu to urge the ECZ to extend the voter registration period for more voters to participate at next year’s polls.

He pledged that he will, together with his chiefs, continue working with government.

“God should guide you because you have done a lot. You have built schools, you have worked on roads, but everything cannot be done at once so continue working,” said Paramount Chief Mpezeni.

President Lungu is on a six-day working visit to Eastern Province.

The Head of State met chiefs, headmen, members of the clergy and party members at Anoya Zulu Boys’ Secondary School.