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EC set to spend Sh24.5billion on voter’s register display

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission-EC is to spend Shillings 24 billion on the voter’s register display exercises across the country. The exercise that kicks off on February 19 will run until March 10th, 2020. Sam Rwakojo, the EC Secretary who is also the Accounting Officer, says the …

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2021 election budget

Panic over jump from Shs400bn to Shs870bn Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | How serious is the government claim that it does not have money to fund the 2021 general elections? That is the question raised by the latest appearances before parliament on the issue of Minister of Finance Matia …

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Why EC has petitioned Supreme Court over dismissed MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking to stay the execution of the recent Constitutional court ruling which dismissed the election of six MPs in the newly created municipalities. Last year’s judgment affected Apac Municipality MP Patrick Ocan, Sheema Municipality …

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DEC 23: Electoral Commission again extends register updates deadline

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission  has further extended the period for the general update of the National Voters’ Register to December 23. Tomorrow was supposed to have been the close of the extended exercise but according to the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, they “received several requests from …

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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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