IEBC yet to respond to ThirdWayâ€™s Punguza Mizigo initiative
SEE ALSO :MPs plot how they will keep their jobs“Since we submitted the Bill Punguza Mzigo (Constitution Amendment) 2019 on February 28, together with the 1.4 Million signatures, IEBC promised to get back to us with the verification results or feedback in one month’s time. We haven’t heard from them and they are yet to respond to our letter,” said Mr. Okango. In a letter to the IEBC Chairman Mr Chebukati which was received on April 1, Thirdaway says that the commission in the past has verified signatures in a similar processing without additional budgets as claimed by the Commission's CEO. Punguza Mizigo initiative addresses the strengthening of the Senate and National Assembly in order to reduce cost of running Parliament, also focuses on devolution by taking services to people’s doorsteps and putting an end to gender imbalance and inequality. The popular initiative was also calling for the reduction of public wage bill and recurrent expenditure, enforcing integrity and reducing the cost of running elections and registration of voters. By the time this post was published IEBC was yet to respond to our calls and to Thirdway's letter.“The process is still ongoing.
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