THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has revealed that it has spent over K78 million on by-elections this year against the approved budget of K75 million. In response to a press query, ECZ Corporate Affairs Manager Patricia Luhanga explained that the amount had been spent on 36 by-elections. “The Electoral Commission of Zambia always budgets for by-elections. Particularly for 2022, the Commission had an approved budget of K75 million. This was in view of the many election petitions that had been recorded after the 2021 General Election. The Commission has so far spent K78, 051,635.56 on 36 by-elections. This gives a variance of K3, 051,635.56 which is covered under the supplementary budget. The breakdown of the number of by-elections is…...

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