Consortium of CSOs hold a media briefing today in Lusaka on Voter Registration process

A Consortium of Civil Society Organisations has asked the Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ to consider extending the Voter Registration Exercise for one to two more weeks in order to capture 75 percent of the projected nine million Voters Country wide.

And the consortium has said those demeaning the capacity of the Commission to conduct credible 2021 elections and are calling for resignation of ECZ Chairperson Judge Chulu are only playing to the minds of international funders and monitors.

Speaking during a press briefing this morning at Mika Hotel, representative of 7 civil society organisation Ronnie Jere who is also Vice President of Zambians for Unity, Peace and Development (ZUPED) said the Commission must be encouraged to do better in the conduct of elections that being overly criticised.

Young African Leaders Initiative President Andrew Ntewewe says he is confident that once an extent I on is done, the numbers will increase.

Mr Ntewewe however says the ECZ is credible and will mange to delivery the 2021General Elections just like it ha done in the past contrary to those calling for the resignation of ECZ commissioners.

Advocacy for National Development and Democracy President Samuel Banda says those criticizing the ECZ must offer solutions on what could be done better other than calling for the resignation of commissioners.

And University of Zambia Students Union President Shadrick Mumba says there is need for an extension so that some students who are returning for Examinations can register at the ECZ UNZA registration Centre.