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Elections, complaints delayed relocation of EC offices: Bukenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is yet to conclude plans to relocate from its offices at Jinja road to pave way for the construction of the Kampala Fly Over Project. The relocation process started way back in 2016. However, it faced different challenges including a lack of finances …

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EC abrogated constitution in constituency demarcations: Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The constitutionality of constituencies demarcated by the Electoral Commission and by the Parliament after the 1995 Constitution are under question. The Constitutional Court in Kampala ruled that the independent Electoral Commission abrogated the constitution, therefore acted unconstitutionally in their demarcation. The Parliament of Uganda together …

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Electoral Commission released money to FDC: Ekanya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The treasurer of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Godfrey Ekanya, has dismissed claims that the Electoral Commission didn’t release funds to the party ahead of the 2021 elections. All political parties with representation in Parliament receive funding from the government as per the Political Parties and …

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Court okays withdraw of election appeal against Obiga Kania

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has allowed Apama Mayo Boroa to withdraw his appeal challenging the dismissal of a petition he filed against Terego East Member of Parliament and State Minister for Lands, Obiga Kania. The Court of Appeal registrar Lillian Bucyana endorsed the move at …

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NRM cadres seek referendum on presidential system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement cadres under the ‘Transformer Cadres Association’, have written to the Electoral Commission asking for the details of the voter register to enable them to embark on their program to collect signatures to force an amendment to the constitution. Through their president …

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Electoral Commission seeks UGX 90Bn for local council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC is seeking a budgetary provision of 54.5 billion shillings to conduct elections for Local Council I and II and Women Councils and Committees across the country. Justice Simon Byabakama, the EC chairperson tabled the request on Wednesday before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs …

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Parliament questions delays in procurement of new EC offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has questioned the Electoral Commission-EC on the reported breach of procurement procedures in the move to acquire new premises for its headquarters. Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) earmarked the current EC premises at Jinja road for construction of the Jinja-Kampala …

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Supreme Court upholds decision to ban midterm elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Constitutional Court banning midterm elections on grounds that it is illegal. This was in a majority decision of five Justices against two delivered on Thursday by the Supreme Court Registrar Harriet Ssali Lukwago on behalf of …

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