Government has installed a new printing machine at Government Printers with the capacity to print ballot papers and other election materials. Minister of Works and Supply Mathew Nkhuwa gave the impression that the machine would be ready for the 2021 general elections. Ballots were last printed by Government Printers for the 1991 general election. Since then, they have been procured from South Africa, UK and Israel, causing all sorts of confusion, as the opposition raises fear of rigging. Through the years, government has repeatedly promised that ballots would be printed in Zambia, latest in 2012, when then Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Yamfwa Mukanga told the Post that “definitely they will be printed in Zambia come 2016” general elections.