WHEN we hear the Electoral Commission of Zambia insist that they are not obliged to disclose the assets declared by candidates in the August 12 general elections, we wonder in whose interest they are acting. In previous elections, citizens didn’t need to beg the Commission to get this information. What is so special about this year? If they say there is no law that compels them to disclose this information, can they then point at the law which prevents them from doing so? If this is supposed to be done at their discretion, why are they not exercising that discretion? People are interested in the asset-worth of two specific people – former president Edgar Lungu and his successor Mr Hakainde…...

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