Zambia‘s parliament has been dissolved today which is 90 days before the upcoming election.
The 90 days is in accordance with Zambia’s constitution which provides that a parliament is dissolved 90 days before the next election.
The last sitting in the house was held on Wednesday when the clerk made it public that the parliament would be officially dissolved on Friday.
In encouraging a democratic election, the UK has contributed £500,000 (£702,000) to a democracy programme managed by the UN Development Programme ahead of the general election. The programme is designed for the primary purpose of ensuring fairness during the electoral process.
In response, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia who is contesting for another tenure is giving the international bodies his word that the election will be legitimate, free, and fair.
On August 21, Zambians will be at the polls.
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.