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Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) Centres shuts down for three days in Zaka District.

Villagers in Zaka district have raised grave concern over the turning away of all eligible voters in most rural mobile voter registration centres due power problems. Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD) Community voter mobilizers in Zaka district observed that all the voter registration centres which use solar panels to charge the BVR Machines were forced to shut down from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 November 2017. The Community Mobilizers expressed that, the ZEC Officials at the affected registration centres highlighted that due to cloudy weather conditions the solar panels failed to provide enough power to charge and run the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) Machines. “We are seriously concerned about the significant number of eligible voter who are turned away at local registration centres which includes Siyawareva clinic, Munjanja School, Chipezeze primary, Mutamba primary and Ferry training ground in Zaka Central. It’s now the third day today (Saturday) since …