Photo: DRC’s flag
Against all odds of the lingering Ebola disease, it has been confirmed that voting will take place in the north-eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC)on December 30, despite concerns that opening polls there might lead to new cases of the dreaded virus.
The electoral spokesman for country’s electoral Commission, Jean-Pierre Kalamba, affirmed that voting will go on as planned in the region.
In his words, “Nothing has changed in terms of voting centers. We are maintaining the voting centers in the Ebola-affected areas as health ministry authorities did not see any specific need to change locations.”