Heavy rains in southern region have affected the voter registration exercise in Phalombe District. Stanley Masala the District Elections Officer for Phalombe said the commission is facing transport problems which is hard to reach areas of its vehicles carrying voter registration materials are getting stuck in mud.

“Verification exercise has started well in Phalombe, but we have been having transport problems in some parts of the district. Some vehicles are being stuck in mud when going to monitor the exercise,” said Masala.

A Truck carrying voter registration materials stuck in mud

Voter registration exercise is being conducted during rainy season, some areas in Phalombe like Njalo Centre have been affected with high water levels.

According to Masala, Njalo residents have moved to the nearest area which is Makhanga and their names are being verified there.

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