CHINESE RICE BRIBE FOR POTENTIAL VOTERS | The government has come up with an incentive to get people out to register to vote – bags of Chinese rice.
Thirty tonnes of rice will be given to a district that will register the highest number of voters. “We then thought of programmes to do with voter registration, as a Ministry we want to see people registering to vote.
Everyone should go out and register as voters. The district that will register the highest number of voters per province will receive rice which amounts to 30 tonnes. So in 10 provinces it will be equivalent to 300 tonnes.
It’s now a competition, let’s encourage people to register as voters. So if you become number one that is the prize that is coming your way,” said Justice Minister, Bonyongwe.