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The Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) is a consortium of CCZ, EFZ, JCTR and ZCCB. CCMG was launched on 28th November 2014 with the aim of monitoring the 20th January 2015 presidential elections. Since then, the network committed itself to monitoring the whole electoral process that lead to the 2016 general elections and now commit itself to monitoring the whole electoral process leading to 2021 general elections. To effectively monitor the electoral process, CCMG formulated an Electoral Process Monitoring Project partnership formed to promote credible elections for the 2015 presidential election, 2016 general elections and now for the 2021 general elections through non-partisan citizen monitoring.

The CCMG partner organisations are as follows:

  • Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ)
  • Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ)
  • Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflections (JCTR) and
  • Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) through Caritas Zambia.

CCMG’s highest decision making body is its Steering Committee which comprises the heads of each of the four partner organisations. Rev. Pukuta Mwanza, Executive Director – EFZ, is member of the CCMG Steering Committee. Father Emmanuel Chikoya, General Secretary – CCZ, is the CCMG chairperson, Father Emmanuael Mumba Executive Director – JCTR and Father Cleophas Lungu Secretary General – ZCCB, is spokesperson for CCMG and CCMG Secretariat is hosted at Caritas Zambia, with Secretariat staff drawn from all four member organisations.

CCMG had and will continue to have four complementary and equally important citizen monitoring efforts through the following thematic areas;

  • Voter Registration Monitoring
  • Voter Register Audit
  • PVT Project, and
  • General Electoral Monitoring Project

our mission

A consortium of Faith Based Organisations, committed to Christian values of human dignity, participation and solidarity; engaged in the transformation of the Zambian society; through the empowerment of communities, advocacy for justice and promotion of integrity in governance.

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