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:
CCMG’s highest decision-making body is its Steering Committee that comprises the heads of each of the four partner organizations. Father Emmanuel Chikoya, General Secretary – CCZ, Chairperson of the CCMG Steering Committee, Fr. Alex Muyebe, Executive Director – JCTR, spokesperson for the CCMG Steering Committee, Father Cornelius Chibamba, Acting Secretary General – ZCCB, member of the CCMG Steering Committee, and Bishop Andrew Mwenda – EFZ, member of the CCMG Steering Committee.
To strengthen genuine democratic electoral processes and encourage citizen participation in democratic governance in Zambia through civic and voter education, non–partisan election monitoring, research and documentation, electoral reforms advocacy and, capacity building of civil society organisations in democracy, elections and governance.