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Between indecisiveness and thumb print lies 2016 elections invalid votes

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Khisa Isaac |  Buziga is situated on the edge of Munyonyo, an address of some of Kampala’s affluent class. Buziga is an upscale suburb populated by gated storied residential houses. But during 2016 presidential election, a polling station in this area—Upper Buziga Community Center—had the …

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Greater Arua gets 1,257 bicycles to mobilize for NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The greater Arua area has received 1,257 bicycles to aid in mobilization of votes for NRM ahead of January 2021 general elections. Of the bicycles delivered at Arua police grounds this morning, 529 were given to Arua city while 309 were given to Arua district …

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Electoral Commission trains officials on handling digital tallying equipment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Close to 100 Electoral Commission-EC officials have undergone training on the use of electronic vote tallying display equipment ahead of the 2021 general elections. The training targeted Information Communication and Technology officers, returning officers and their assistants. The training follows the purchase of video walls …

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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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233 special polling constables commence training in Lamwo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 233 special polling constables that were recently recruited to reinforce the police in securing the forthcoming 2021 general elections in Lamwo district have commenced training. These 202 males and 31 females will undergo a two weeks rigorous training at IGF Childcare Primary School …

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Karamoja minerals must be processed in Karamoja – Katumba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The independent presidential hopeful John Katumba has promised to create thousands of jobs for the youth in Karamoja if he’s elected as President of Uganda in the coming general elections. He said his government will ensure that no single raw materials of minerals will ever …

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NUP defectors accuse party of tribalism, corruption and violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 supporters of the National Unity Platform in Acholi and Lango sub region have defected to the National Resistance Movement-NRM party this week alone. The defectors are from Nwoya, Amuru, Gulu, Pader and Kitgum districts in Acholi sub region and Lira city. They …

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NRM chairpersons storm out of meeting over transport refund

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of National Resistance Movement-NRM party chairpersons in Kitgum district have stormed out of a meeting over lack of transport refund. The 357 Sub County, Parish and village chairpersons had assembled at MSGR Antonio Vigna Secondary School in Kitgum Municipality on Thursday for the launch …

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Anywar faces hurdles to retain Kitgum municipality MP seat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Environment Beatrice Anywar faces a stiff challenge to retain the Kitgum municipality parliamentary seat. Four candidates will contest against Anywar for the seat. They are Henry Kissinger Oryem, who was narrowly defeated by Anywar in the NRM primary elections now contesting …

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ISO, police officers join Museveni’s vote protection team

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM has launched the vote protection team for the presidential flag bearer Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ahead of the 2021 elections, with some government security officers defending their role in it. The event held at the National Chairman’s Office in Kyambogo attracted politicians, …

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