During a meeting held on 8 August 2016 to introduce the electoral kits to civil society stakeholders, Corneille Nangaa, President of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), called on the civil society leaders to avail their support to the voters’ registration process.
Nangaa indicated that the help and cooperation of civil society stakeholders will be crucial to the holding of peaceful, transparent and democratic elections. CENI’s chief said the electoral body relies on the civil society role in supporting the process and taking on the challenges CENI faces.
The president of the Rally of Civil Society Organisations, Mfumu Nzanza, thanked CENI for its contribution for building the capacities of members of the civil society. He promised to secure ownership of the process by civil society leaders and to sensitise the population at grass-root level to massively register.
Voters’ registration started on 31 July 2016 and “will be completed at the latest in September 2017,” said Naanga. It will cover 310 municipalities, 147 territories and 88,000 villages.