This follows the recent handover of vehicles and equipment to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission by the United Nations Development Programme. UNDP, together with other stakeholders such as the European Commission, SIDA, and Denmark, handed over 11 Toyota Prado vehicles, 100 desktop computers, 125 notebook computers and 86 printers to the Zimbabwean electoral commission.
We commend the UNDP for its continued support and hope that ZEC recognizes that such efforts are meant to assist Zimbabwe to deliver a free and fair election.
Moreover, the coalition hopes that the ZEC will desist from compromising the country’s sovereignty by realising that it plays an important role in advancing transparency and accountability in the conducting of democratic elections in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabweans do not anticipate a recurrence of the March 2008 presidential election fiasco where ZEC went for nearly six weeks without announcing election results, thereby plunging the country intensity and political tension. We do hope that many sincere partners like UNDP will come forward to support ZEC and allow the commission to administer the election in a professional and non-manipulative manner.
We also advise ZEC to use this equipment to expedite the process of coming up with a new voter database as a starting point towards creation of a new voter’s roll. – CiZCPost published in: News