Kasama, July, 18, 2019, ZANIS --- All Local Authorities in Northern Province have expressed readiness to conduct elections for deputy mayors and council vice chairpersons tomorrow.

ZANIS reports that Provincial Local Government Officer Alfred Nyambose confirmed this in a telephone interview in Kasama today.

Mr Nyambose said councils in the province are ready to proceed with the elections as guided by the Ministry of Local Government.

He urged the local authorities to ensure that the elections are conducted smoothly.

This is accordance to CAP 282 sub section 12.1 of the local government Act which requires deputy mayors and council vice chairpersons to be elected shall be elected in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Elections Act.

The election of deputy mayors and council vice chairpersons is scheduled to take place tomorrow across the country.

Going by the current Republican Constitution, Mayoral and District Chairpersons’ elections are held concurrently with the general elections every five years.