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Uganda on VJ’s Rigging Claims

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has disclosed that Uganda has sent a formal inquiry seeking clarification on a statement attributed to veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga regarding the recent elections in that country.

Dr. Mwaanga was recently quoted in the Post Newspapers advising political players to watch the Electoral Commission of Zambia carefully after it recommended that the tender to print the ballot papers be awarded to a Dubai firm.

Dr Mwaanga alleged that the Dubai firm was also used to print ballot papers in the t general elections in Uganda which were found to have been pre-marked.

But Mr. Kalaba says his Ministry has received an inquiry from Uganda and that Zambia will cooperate and facilitate the process of inquiry for the benefit of the two nations.

He has also reiterated that Zambian citizens should desist from making comments that will disturb Zambia’s relations with other countries.

Mr. Kalaba said government is committed to maintaining peace within and outside Zambia and will not entertain unfounded allegations.

He was speaking in an interview with Zambian Journalists at the Kamuzu international airport in Malawi.

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