The Minister in charge of the presidency Esther Mbayo says that her office had received a budget allocation of only 7.7 billion Shillings for the facilitation of RDCs out of the required 11.2 billion leaving a funding gap of 3.5 billion. According to the Minister, facilitation for RDCs has not experienced any enhancement for a long time despite the increase in the number of districts.
The CSOs that operate in Gulu, Kitgum, Pader, Lamwo, Agago, Omoro, Nwoya and Amuru districts asserted that educating the electorates is the surest way to increase motivation to turnout so that election results might better match the will of the people.
Father Bbuye said there is no greater love than the one God revealed on the night of Jesus birth – without it redemption plan for mankind would have been impossible. He encouraged Christian to emulate Joseph in obedience to the words of angel Gabriel to take mother Mary as his wife.
Guidelines issued by the EC Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi bars double registration of voters. However, polling officials have expressed concern over the low turn up of voters and numerous cases of double registration at polling stations across the district.