Following the tabling of a number of amendments in the KCCA act in Parliament, Electoral Commission announced that it could not go on with Kampala Mayoral nominations until official guidance was given by the Minister of Kampala. However, that has all changed and the Electoral Commission announced that the nominations for Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor for Kampala will be held from 18th November to 20th November.
A statement issued by the Electoral commission chairman Badru Kiggundu indicates that, following a consultative meeting with the Minister for Kampala held today nominations will resume under Section 9 of the KCCA Act and The Local Government Act, Cap 243 as amended.
The nomination of candidates for Lord Mayor will take place at the Office of the Returning Officer; Kampala located at plot 9 Minister’s Village Ntinda starting at 9:00am until 5:00pm.
The Lord Mayor will be elected by all people of Kampala not only councillors as had earlier been planned through amending the law.
In other news, the incumbent, Erias Lukwago was today temporarily detained as he proceeded to the Electoral Commission offices to demonstrate against the delayed nominations and failure for EC to give him official communication on the matter.