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‘No billion, no MP seat’

Report shows how Ugandan political candidates spent on elections SPECIAL FEATURE  | IAN KATUSIIME | In a place like Sheema, you can’t win an election if you do not have 1 billion (shillings),” Stephen Katwiromunda, the campaign manager of Dicksons Kateshumbwa, the MP-elect for Sheema Municipality told The Independent on …

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Why more Ugandans are contesting for parliamentary seats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a 47 percent increase in the number of parliamentary candidates from 1,747 in 2016 to 2,659 in the 2021 elections. In the 2011 elections, 1,730 candidates ran for parliamentary seats. In the 2016 elections, a parliamentary seat attracted four candidates on average compared …

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Commercialization of politics in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Research conducted on one fifth of Uganda’s districts found that aspirants for parliament, districts chairs and mayorships had spent at least 250 billion shillings three months before the official campaign kicked off. This would loosely put the expenditure for that level of aspirants in the …

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CSOs demand equal distribution of gov’t cash for political parties

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil society organizations fighting for democracy in Uganda have protested the yardstick on which government intends to distribute the just released financial support among political parties saying that it is against the political parties and organizations’ (Amendment act) 2010. Last week the ministry of finance …

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MPs to spend more in 2021 elections-ACFIM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for Finance Monitoring (ACFIM) has said expenditure of Members of Parliament for 2021 elections is most likely to double to 48 billion shillings, up from of 28 billion shillings spent in 2016. A survey conducted by ACFIM revealed that 113 of the …

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