Police has welcomed guidelines issued by
Electoral Commission for the ongoing electoral processes, saying the National
Joint Security Covid19 Task Force now has a legally binding roadmap that will
ease policing of electoral activities.
On Friday morning, the EC Chairperson, Justice
Simon Byabakama issued a revised road map for the electoral process ahead of
the 2021 general elections.
The roadmap conforms to the Covid-19 Standard
According to the roadmap, nominations for local
government, parliamentary and presidential candidates and campaigns will take
place between September 7, 2020 and January 8, 2021.
Enanga says the guidelines will help police and
sister security agencies to enforce the implementation of all health and safety
guidelines issued by the Health Ministry.
He explains that all Electoral
Commission district registrars will have to work with the District Covid-19
task force to ensure compliance.
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Enanga explains that besides enforcing the SOPs
at political meeting venues, EC officials and District Task Forces will jointly
monitor the meetings to ensure that all participants implement the guidelines
before, during and after every meeting.
He says police will intensify
patrols to ensure that the existing road check points are effectively manned by
technical teams in compliance with public order management laws.