While speaking at the 135th, Bishop James Hannington memorial anniversary in Kyando village in Mayuge district on Thursday, Kazimba said that all political players deserve equal rights with their other ruling party counterparts when canvassing for votes to represent their electorates.
Lumumba said that the government adopted the policy on local enterprise promotion’ the Buy Uganda Build Uganda initiative, and therefore, it is incumbent upon all government agencies including the Electoral Commission to follow it.
The Electoral Commission banned all processions and mass gatherings during and after nominations. This according to Byabakama was done to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Aspirants were only permitted to go with only 10 people with three accompanying cars.
On Thursday morning, Patrick Onen Ezaga, the Senior Communications officer of the NGO Bureau, said the operations of National Election Watch Uganda are illegal because it is not registered in the country.
Twaweza’s Sauti Za Wanainchi survey says while access to pipped water has increased across the country, women and girls in rural areas still take more time to access water points.
Half of households (54%) take half an hour or more to collect their drinking water, including time
spent traveling and time spent waiting. For one out of twenty households (5%), this takes over
two hours. A similar proportion (46%) however spend less than 30 minutes collecting their water.
According to the Presidential Elections Act, a person becomes a presidential candidate only after among others presenting signatures from 100 registered voters each from among two-thirds of all districts that make up Uganda. This translates to 9,800 signatures.
On the eve of the nomination, Dr Tanga Odoi the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson cancelled Kabugho’s victory and declared Baleke winner with 41,719 against Kabugho’s 41,130. Kabugho instantly chose to run as an independent.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview at their offices, Paul Bukenya, the EC Spokesperson said although the directive affects them by opening up a process that had already been concluded, he is confident that ballot papers will be printed in time for the election