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Ten Million Presidential Ballot Papers Arrive

Printed by United Printing and Publishing of Abu Dhabi, the materials which also include declaration forms were delivered aboard Emirates flight 9865.
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The Electoral Commission has today received about 10 million presidential ballot papers.

The second batch of ballot papers arrived on Thursday and was received by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama at Entebbe International Airport.

On Wednesday, the first batch of ballot papers for district women representatives to Parliament and declaration forms for district women councillors were delivered at Entebbe International Airport.

Printed by United Printing and Publishing of Abu Dhabi, the materials which also include declaration forms arrived aboard Emirates flight 9865.

The delivery was witnessed by representatives from the two political parties -National Resistance Movement-NRM and Forum for Democratic Change-FDC.

The NRM was represented by Mbarara City MP Michael Tusiime and Luweero Woman MP Eng. Lillian Nakate while FDC was represented by Richard Kideeba and Bob Barigye.

Justice Byabakama says that this is the first batch of elections materials for the presidential election. He said that two more consignments will be delivered next week.

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Some of the delivered election materials were those for Kampala namely Kawempe, Makindye West, Mukono, Buikwe and Elgon region.

Byabakama explains that the remaining consignments will contain over nine million ballot papers.

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He says the EC has paid the printing company about 12 Billion Shillings to print the presidential materials.

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Byabakama says that the election materials for directly elected MPs and some local government positions will be delivered on Friday.

The printing of ballot papers was done by foreign companies in the United Kingdom, South Africa and UAE.

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