Wednesday, 13 January 2021 - Kampala, Uganda:
MTN Uganda informs its esteemed customers and other stakeholders that National Telecommunication Operators in the country, have received a directive from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to immediately suspend access and use, direct or otherwise of all social media platforms and online messaging applications over the network until further notice.
MTN Uganda has, in compliance with its National Telecommunications Operator License and in accordance with MTN’s group-wide Digital Human Rights due diligence framework implemented the directive.
MTN Uganda will continue engaging with the relevant stakeholders to limit the scope and duration of the service disruption.
The EU and its Member States are one of the largest development partners of Uganda. Most of EU funding goes to support government institutions but through their cooperation programmes, the EU and its Member States also support civil society organisations and private sector entrepreneurs.
Civil society organisations contribute to the achievement of Uganda’s development objectives and are important stakeholders and development agents in the implementation of the third National Development Plan of Uganda. The EU and its Member States wish to underline the essential role played by civil society in any democratic country including in the electoral process. Civil society organisations engage in domestic observation, voter education, voter participation and violence preventi...
on U.S. Concern Over Denying Ugandan CSOs Access
to Their Bank Accounts
U.S. Embassy Kampala
January 9, 2021
The U.S. government remains concerned over disturbing signs that civic space is closing. With the election only days away, restrictions on civil society organizations (CSOs), delayed accreditation of domestic observers by the Electoral Commission, and interference with non-partisan voter education programming funded by Uganda’s international democratic partners have raised serious concerns about Uganda’s preparedness for a transparent, inclusive election.
Today we remain particularly concerned over how Ugandan institutions continue to block the bank accounts of several reputable and well-known CSOs, on questionable bases, preventing the...
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th January, 2021: The East African Community Election Observer Mission to the Uganda General Election to be held on 14th January, 2021 has been formally launched.
H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye (middle).Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Speaking during the launch of the mission at a Kampala hotel, the Head of the Mission, H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye, who is also a former president of the Republic of Burundi, said that the Community attaches great importance to the promotion of democracy, which will in turn guarantee political stability in the entire region.
H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye addressing the Observers.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
“Further to the invitation of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the...
We shall not allow Cameras at the Polling Stations.We shall also not allow selfies in these places.But, Those with Cameras can take Photos outside these ringed fences.
The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama;Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama said this at the Official Dispatch of Polling Materials for Special Interest Groups, Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 2021 on wednesday at their warehouse Stores in Banda,Kampala.
The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama with him team flag off the electoral materials.;Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
_Wednesday 6th January 2021_
As you are aware, the Electoral Commission, commenced on packing of polling m...
As you are aware, the Electoral Commission, received the first delivery of ballot papers and Declaration of Results Forms for District Woman Representative to Parliament, on Wednesday 9th December 2020. This has since been followed by the delivery of ballot papers and Declaration of Results (DR) Forms for other elective positions, namely, Presidential, Directly-elected Members of Parliament and Local Government Councils (Chairperson and Councillors in partial consignments.
Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon, Chairperson, Electoral Commission examines the ballot Papers soon after the packing process started.
To-date, the Commission has received the complete delivery of ballot papers for Presidential and Parliamentary (Directly-elected and District Women Representative...
Kampala Uganda- Nicholas Opio, a lawyer is currently appearing before Nakawa Chief Magistrates' Court for mentioning of charges. According to the Court, Opio is being charged with money laundering and neglect to submit annual returns to the NGO bureau.