Proposed amendment not one-man decision: PM

​The decision to increase the nomination fee from K1,000 to K10,000 in the 2017 National Election is a cabinet decision.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill stressed that it was a government caucus decision and not a one-man decision.

He said the proposed law is not intended to restrict people to stand for elections but was introduced because of the increasing cost of running the elections.

The last reading to amend the Organic Law on National and Provincial and Local-Level Government Elections will go before Parliament in the last sitting of Parliament this month.



Charles Yapumi