Preparations Underway for Municipal Elections in Northern Mozambique
Training for Polling Station Staff
In the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, the largest constituency in the country, plans are underway to hire 400 provincial trainers to prepare 7,293 polling station staff for the municipal elections to be held on October 11. The training of 440 provincial delegates started on Saturday across the eight municipalities that are participating in the local elections, with 400 trainers to be selected by the end of the process.
Focus on Nampula City
Within the trainees, 205 candidates are being trained in Nampula city, with 186 expected to be selected for the elections. The training phase for provincial delegates is scheduled to end on September 22, with the next phase commencing on September 25.
Ethics and Morality in Training
Ossufo Ossufo, Chairperson of the Nampula District Elections Commission, emphasized the importance of ethics and morality in the training process. He stated that the success of the municipal elections would depend upon good work. He urged trainers to prioritize ethical and moral aspects in their training, especially for younger trainees who need guidance on principles along with technical and legal procedures.
Equipping Candidates with Necessary Tools
Evaristo Veleta, District Director of the Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE), echoed these sentiments. He encouraged trainers to equip candidates with useful knowledge and tools for the entire electoral process.
Potential Voters in the Municipal Elections
According to STAE provincial branch data, there are 1.25 million potential voters registered in the eight municipalities participating in the municipal elections. These include Nampula City, Nacala Port, Mozambique Island, Angoche, Monapo, Ribáuè, Malema, and Mossuril.
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