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Date:12 Mar 2013
Zimbabwe:ZEC Receives US$31.5Million for Polls

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) acting chairperson, Mrs. Joyce Kazembe has confirmed that, the Commission has received US$31.5 million from Treasury to cover the constitutional referendum slated for Saturday, March 16, 2013.

According to Mrs. Kazembe, the commission reduced its budget for the referendum from US$85 million to US$58 million, stating “Yes, we have received that amount from Treasury and the outstanding balance of US$26.5 million is for allowances of the polling officers”.

Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said the funds disbursed to ZEC were enough to cover essential costs of the referendum, adding that the core costs that will allow the referendum to take place on Saturday, the ink and the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ ballot paper have essentially been covered and that Government was hoping to get more funding for referendum and harmonised elections from telecommunications licensing renewal.

International observers for the referendum continued to arrive in the country with a 40-member team from the SADC Parliamentary Forum jetting in yesterday. Theteam led by Prince Guduza Dlamini, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Swaziland will deploy its teams to the 10 provinces beginning tomorrow.


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