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MPs approve additional funding to electoral commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved an additional funding of 344.2 billion shillings to the Electoral Commission to prepare for the 2021 general elections. The approval of funds came after the adoption of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee report in which MPs recommended additional funding to EC. …

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Ignore Besigye’s ‘People’s government’ – EC chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC Chairperson, Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama has told parliament to ignore Dr. Kizza Besigye’s People’s Government formed recently. In February, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate unveiled the People’s Government and Assembly with him as the president and Kampala …

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EC visits The Independent, outlines 2021 election road-map

  Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A team from the Electoral Commission (EC) led by its chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama paid a visit to The Independent on March 26 as part of its ongoing efforts to engage the media on the 2021 election road map. Accompanying chairman Byabakama were …

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Electoral commission lifts CCEDU ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has lifted the ban slapped on Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU). in July last year. The lifting of the ban was announced on Thursday in a letter signed by Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Byabakama Simon after a meeting with CCEDU representatives. …

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THIS WEEK: LC elections suspended again

THIS WEEK: LC elections suspended again Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission on Oct.13 suspended Local Council (LC) elections following two court orders calling for halting the exercise. The suspended elections include those for women councils which were supposed to happen on November 14 and local council administrative …

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Oulanyah faults Mu­sev­eni on Electoral Commission bud­get

Kampala, Uganda | PWATCHUG| The Deputy Speaker of Par­lia­ment Ja­cob Oulanyah has blamed Pres­i­dent  Yoweri Mu­sev­eni for in­ad­e­quately fund­ing the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion. Oulanyah said this while meet­ing of­fi­cials from the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion led by its Chair­per­son Jus­tice Si­mon Byabakama, who com­plained of lack of funds to hold elec­tions in seven …

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Electoral Commission asks for pay rise

Staff of Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) on Friday petitioned the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga over a salary increment. They also complained that the Standard Gauge Railway is going to displace them from their headquarters. In their petition brought to the speaker by the EC’s commissioners and Secretary Sam Rwakojjo, they …

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New Uganda Electoral Commission members sworn in

Seven newly appointed commissioners of the Uganda Electoral Commission (EC) have been sworn in by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe. Those sworn in are chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, deputy Hajat Aisha  Lubega, Ahabwe Mugabi, Steven Tashobya , Ssebaggala Kigozi, Peter Emorut and Nathaline Etomaru. At the swearing in at the High …

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