Electoral Commission has suspended the program for women council and committee elections
due to a 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.
speaking at a consultative meeting at Gogonyo County in Pallisa District, the Electoral
Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama said that the Ministry of
Finance informed the Commission that there are no funds for conducting the activities.
“for the conduct…
According to the roadmap, the nominations of candidates were scheduled to start
Byabakama, says that the commission will issue a new programme for the
activities when the funds are availed.
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By the time of cancellation, the Electoral Commission had finalized the
compilation of the Village Women Residents’ Register and was conducting the
Display of the 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.