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September 29, 2021
News Your Vote 2017

Gamato: K400 million allocated for Elections

K100 million was released to use for the Electoral Commission and today Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, says K43 million has already been used while K57 million is left in the trust account.

This is from the K400 million ear marked for the National Elections.

Chief Secretary Lupari  explained that unlike before when each department had a budget for its own, the 2017 election will have one budget managed by a trustee.

For the Electoral Commission, the Electoral Commissioner is the Trustee while for the Security funding, the Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, is the trustee.

A total of K121 million will be given for security, this covers Police, the Defence Force and the Correctional Service.

A total of K28 million has been given with K8 million used already while K20 million  remains in the trust account.


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