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EC asks Kampala MP aspirants to book nomination appointments

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Electoral Commission has asked candidates for the Member of parliament for Kampala to book specific days they want to be nominated. As the electoral commission prepares to nominate candidates for Members of parliament seats next week, the aspirants in Kampala have been asked …

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EC rejects parliament’s proposal to extend nomination dates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has rejected the demand by Parliament to have the nomination for Members of Parliament extended saying there is no time. Parliament had tasked the electoral commission to extend the nomination dates to allow members who want to change names or align …

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Kadaga wants extra nomination days for MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has demanded that extra days be allocated for the nomination exercise of MPs. This is after the government said that married women will have to follow the standard procedure of the use of a deed poll if they are …

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2021 general elections: Accredited CSOs decry lack of funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some Civil Society Organizations-CSOs accredited to conduct civic education and monitor the 2021 general are reporting financial challenges. A fortnight ago, Electoral Commission-EC accredited 46 CSOs to sensitize Ugandans on their roles and obligations as voters so as to have free and fair elections. …

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290 parliamentary aspirants to contest on FDC ticket

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change party has so far given 290 aspirants a nod to contest for parliamentary positions across the country. Of these, atleast 20 are incumbents. Speaking to URN at the party’s headquarters, Augustine Ojobire, the secretary to the party’s electoral commission …

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FDC, NUP brace for tight Nakawa division mayoral race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three candidates will be contesting for the Nakawa division mayoral race after nominations by the Electoral Commission. They include Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate Daniel Musoke, National Unity Platform-NUP flag bearer Paul Mugambe and NRM’s Bruhan Byaruhanga. The three seek to replace the incumbent …

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Museveni assents to Local Gov’t Amendment Bill 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has assented to an amendment to the Local Government Act cap 243, removing the lower and upper age limit for lower local council leaders. On Tuesday, Parliament passed an amendment to the Act, removing the lower and upper age limit for lower …

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