Zanu PF Matabeleland North Province has called on party leaders in all districts of the province to play an active part in urging the people to register to vote.

The call was made during the party’s inter-district conference held in Lupane this afternoon.

Zanu PF district chairpersons, war veterans, central committee members, local legislators and war collaborators met in Lupane to discuss the progress on obtaining identity documents and biometric voter registration (BVR).

Zanu PF Provincial Commissar Cde Robson Ncube said people in Lupane have been failing to obtain identity documents as the registry officials are demanding documents that are difficult to get.

“In some cases there is no electricity and people are told to travel all the way to Lupane just get pictures for their identity documents, imagine, plus they demand so many documents which people can’t get,” he said.

The party’s provincial secretary for administration Cde Douglas Khoza said the aim of the meeting was to address challenges emerging from obtaining identity documents to the BVR.

“Our aim comrades is to ensure that people register to vote, because it will not be of any use for us to work on other issues when we and our cell members have not registered will not help us,” he said.

Zanu PF provincial chairman, Cde Richard Moyo said there is need to deploy party observers at all stations to monitor the challenges being experienced in obtaining identity documents and voter registration.

“We should have to people deployed per station. One will be outside and the other one will be inside. We want them to observe the whole process and bring back feedback on these challenges being reported,” said Cde Moyo.

Meanwhile, BVR moves to Lupane East, Tsholotsho and part of Umguza starting this Monday (tomorrow).