Presidential Election 2018: Election materials to be ready on time

The chairman of the Electoral board of Elections Cameroon, ELECAM has assured the press that election material under production in Yaoundé will be available in all polling stations on 7th October.

Enoh Abrams Ebge gave the assurance at the 101 Airbase in Yaounde after visiting the different sites for production, processing, storage and dispatching of election materials.

The assessment visit began at the National Printing Press, followed by SOPECAM and ended at the 101 airbase.

At each stop, the chairman of the Electoral board, the Director General of Elections and members of the Electoral board assess the work being done by the hundreds of young men and women employment for the purpose.

National Printing Press

The Director of the National ¨Printing Press took the delegation through the different stages of production. The delegation led by the Chairman of the Electoral board, Enow Abrams Egbe assessed the progress made in the production of 8, 5 million envelopes.

The Director of Printing, Walter Paul Komo said 6.5 million are already available. He indicated that the start of the arts printing machines are turning at full gear and deadline of 5th September will therefore be respected. SOPECAMThe next stop was at the Cameroon Press and Publishing Company, SOPECAM.

The Director General, Marie Claire Nnana, reassured the delegation that by Monday, 3rd September, 90 million campaign and voting ballots will be ready. She said so for ballots for five out of the nine candidates in the presidential race have already been delivered.

During a guided tour of the production site, she assured Enow Abrams Egbe and his delegation that quality control is her priority. The ELECAM encouraged the team behind the machines before proceeding to the airbase.

Air Base 101

Election material produced at the National Printing Press and SOPECAM are stored, packaged and dispatched to the different regions.

The President of the commission of Logistics, Transport and dispatching, Jean Lucien Dipita took the delegation round the different warehouses provided by the Commander of the Air Base 101.

On the spot, the delegation physically assessed the quality of the materials. They recommended that black disposal bags be used instead of the blue version that was describe be transparent.

The observed the process of composing electoral material into different cartons before dispatching carried out by some 350 students recruited for the purpose.

Jean Lucien Dipita explained that the first consignment of voting material had already been dispatched and the rest will reach the regions by 20th September 2018.

The chairman of the Electoral board, the Director General of Election, Erik Essousse and other members of Elecam were visible satisfied.

Enow Abrams Egbe hailed the professionalism of all these partners involved in the smooth organization of the 2018 Presidential election in Cameroon.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

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