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EC suspends women council elections over lack of funds

Electoral Commission officials registering women for the elections recently

Electoral Commission officials registering women for the elections recently

The Electoral Commission has suspended the women councils and committee elections over lack of funds.

In February, the Electoral Commission issued a roadmap detailing the various activities to be conducted under the programme for elections of women councils and committees from the village to the national level.

However, speaking at a consultative meeting at Gogonyo county in Pallisa district, Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama said that the ministry of Finance informed the commission that there are no funds for conducting the activities. According to the roadmap, the nominations of candidates were scheduled to start this week.

Byabakama, says that the commission will issue a new programme for the activities when the funds are availed. At the time of the cancellation, the Electoral Commission had finalized the compilation of the village women residents’ register and was conducting the display of registers at each village/cell across the country.

On June 10, the Electoral Commission started to compile registers at the village level for women to participate in the women's council elections. The four-year term of office of the current councils expires in August 2022.

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+2 #1 Akot 2022-06-27 20:42
How can you still talk of election in the shithole ruled by the same demon for +36 years, especially as the demon controls every institution, including the fake Electoral Commission?

Does Museveni's family members look like those poor above?

Do villages in Uganda have real houses, running water & electricity, good schools, good roads...?

Why don't Ugandans want to end Museveni's rule & begin taking care of themselves in the kind of governance they will put in place?

Why are +36 years of Museveni not long enough for Ugandans?
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0 #2 kabayekka 2022-06-28 02:48
These communities can sort themselves out on these elections with their own contributions so that they have a proper leadership in their midst.

Much of the money the Electoral Commission needs from the tax payer is all about running his expensive bureaucracy for the sake of his appointed governor. If his appointing boss has no money to use for his work, well how come he has so much money to pay his high wages for four years?
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