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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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Controversy over how LC elections are to be conducted

Prior to the end of last year’s festivities, the Minister for Constitutional Affairs Kahinda Otafiire (Pictured) told parliament of the government’s plan to conduct Local Council elections mid this month. He revealed that the government has proposed voting to be by standing behind one’s favorite candidate citing financial constraints. The …

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Parliament vets new EC bosses amidst opposition boycott

New members of the electoral commission vetted as the opposition boycotts The Appointments Committee of Parliament has vetted the newly appointed bosses of the Electoral Commission (EC). The Parliament committee chaired by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, vetted the six member team despite a boycott from opposition MPs.  The new EC …

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VIDEO: Parliament vets new Uganda electoral commissioners

VIDEO: Parliament has vetted the new chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama together with five new members on the Commissions bringing an end to outbursts and reservations regarding their appointment.  After his interface with legislators on the Appointments Committee of parliament, the new appointee for the office of the …

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ANALYSIS: New EC, old problems

Museveni’s new team at Electoral Commission in trouble even before it starts work When outgoing Electoral Commission Chairman Baddru Kigundu announced the Presidential election results on Feb. 20, there was a sizable backlash from a cross-section of Ugandans. Many of them did not believe the results were a true reflection …

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DP petitions parliament to stay vetting of new Uganda EC

The opposition Democratic Party (DP) on Thursday petitioned the Speaker and Leader of Opposition, asking parliament to stay the vetting of newly nominated members of the Electoral Commission. The party’s president Norbert Mao, accompanied by the party secretary general Mathias Nsubuga, handed a petition to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in which they …

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Justice Byabakama new head of Uganda Electoral Commission

The new EC: 1. Justice Simon M. Byabakama – Chairperson 2. Hajjati Aisha Lubega – Deputy Chairperson 3. Mr. Peter Emorut – Member 4. Mr. Stephen Tashobya – Member 5. Prof. George Piwang – Member 6. Mr. Mustapha Ssebagala Kigozi – Member President Yoweri Museveni has nominated  Court of Appeal’s Justice …

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