By George William Kakooza/KMA
The British high commission in Uganda has presented up to 46 election observers for accreditation by the Independent Electoral Commission of Uganda to monitor the 2021 Presidential elections.
In a letter to the EC Public affairs department, the British High Commission first secretary in charge of Politics Simon Tucker says, the names follow a note “verbele” sent by the foreign affairs Ministry to foreign missions regarding election observation.
British High Commissioner to Uganda Peter West (L) with UMEME ‘s Director Of Communication Peter Kaujju.
“This is to notify you that 46 British High Commission will be taking part in the election observation and monitoring exercise, during the upcoming general elections on 14th January 2021,” part of the note reads.
The presentation of observers comes after the United States presented about sixty observers for accreditation by the election body. The East African Community too presented a list of observers to be accredited by the electoral commission.
“The purpose of this letter is to request your assistance in issuing them with accreditation, to enable them to participate in the exercise,” Simon Tucker wrote.
Last month, the European Union indicated that the government of Uganda had denied them a chance to engage in the observation and monitoring works of the Ugandan presidential election.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry immediately said no international election observer had been denied the chance to engage in the exercise.