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Why NRM fears Independent MPs

Numbers show if not checked, 30% MPs to be Independent Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | Finally, President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling NRM party and the four opposition parties represented in parliament have something they agree on; aspiring Independent MPs must be failed at the next election in 2021. They accuse …

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Opposition to table electoral reforms bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan has said that the opposition will table electoral reforms Bill. Aol says that the Bill which will to be presented by the Shadow Attorney General, Wilfred Niwagaba is ready and only awaits space on the order paper. …

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EC confirms they need sh428 billion to prepare for 2021 elections

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is seeking sh428 billion for the preparations of the 2021 general elections. This was disclosed by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama on Thursday while appearing before the legal and parliament affairs committee to present their proposed …

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Ssempa wants EC to stop use of gospel tunes in campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere Community Church Pastor Martin Ssempa is petitioning the Electoral Commission to stop politicians from what he says is “adulterating religious melodies for political gain”. Ssempa has lately come out as a critic of Tulyambala Engule, a new song which has become a signature tune …

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Electoral Commission needs UGX 861 billion for 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission will need 861 billion Shillings to organize the 2021 general elections, more than double the amount of 419 billion Shilling spent to organize the 2016 general elections. The budget was announced by the Electoral Commission Secretary Sam Rwakoojo during the launch of …

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Let Court decide, CCEDU tells EC

Behind the case of NGO blocked for crossing the line in election observation Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Since it was suspended from conducting voter education and election monitoring on July 09, a local NGO – Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), has been in and out meetings …

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We cannot stop Museveni from donating – EC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Simon Byabakama, the Electoral Commission chairperson has said that his Commission has no powers to stop President Yoweri Museveni from donating to Ugandans even during campaigns. Byabakama who was appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee said that the law does not …

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