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Kawempe LC chairman disarms policeman

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police is hunting for a Local Council 1 chairman who disarmed a policeman at the end of  Youth Elections in Kawempe Division in Kampala. Amidst election confusion, Cpl Jack Rutabaleka, was grabbed by six men and LC Chairman of the area Joachim Kimera came …

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Judiciary asked to support LC Courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja High Court judge, Justice Michael Elubu has asked the judiciary to support Local Council courts to solve disputes which will reduce case backlog. Speaking at the Iganga magistrate’s court open day in Iganga district on Thursday, Elubu argues that since village councils were fully …

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LC Chairman quizzed over grabbing church land

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A Local Council leader of Ntawo Village in Mukono District, Moses Male Byekwaso, who was recently implicated in grabbing acres of land belonging to the Church of Uganda in Mukono District, has appeared before the Land Probe Commission. Byekwaso was summoned to defend himself on …

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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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Electoral Commission dragged to court over lining in LC 1 polls

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Seven youth from a new opposition pressure group dubbed “The Alternative”, have dragged the Uganda Electoral Commission (EC) and Attorney General to the Kampala High Court, seeking orders suspending the forthcoming Local Council (LC) elections on grounds that the purported mode of conducting it is a threat to …

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Besigye dares government on LC elections

Opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye has taken the defiance campaign he launched a year ago to another level- by threatening to organise Local Council Elections if the government does not hold the elections soon. The former FDC presidential candidate rapped the NRM government for cooking up excuses not to organise …

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BESIGYE: FDC will organize LC 1 polls countrywide

The former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has vowed to organise Local Council (LC) 1 elections countrywide, since according to him, government has failed to fund the exercise. Besigye said the strategy is part of their new political campaign dubbed ‘Five Issues’. Addressing the media …

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