Kira Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has
claimed that the upcoming 2021 general election is likely to be the
worst in terms of rigging.
Ssemujju made these remarks while appearing on NBS Television’s Morning Breeze on Monday morning.
said he doesn’t expect anyone to think that the elections will be fair
because the incumbent, President Museveni has already rigged the
is likely to be the worst election this country has experienced because
our dear leader does not want any organized competition. I do not think
there is anyone sane who will say this election will be fair,” Ssemujju
“You have one person and his group campaigning every day.
That is the frame under which we go to the elections. It is maneuvering
Legislators have rejected a proposal by the Ministry of Finance,
Planning and Economic Development to cut the Electoral Commission’s (EC)
budget for the 2021 general elections.
The Minister of Finance, Hon Matia Kasaija told MPs on the Committee
on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on January 28, 2020, that the EC’s
budget for the elections will be reviewed due to constraints in the
The Minister was appearing before the committee to respond to
concerns raised by the EC over a funding shortfall amounting to shs518
billion to conduct all the electoral activities in 2021.
“I held a meeting with the EC and all stakeholders in the
electioneering process today and we agreed that all agencies should
review their budgets and look for areas that could be subjected to cuts...
Newly appointed State Minister for Economic Monitoring Molly
Kamukama has declared her intention to contest for the Kazo district
Woman Parliamentary seat in 2021.
Kamukama, formerly Principal Private Secretary (PPS) to President
Yoweri Museveni on Monday afternoon declared on her Twitter account that
she will bid to represent the newly created district as Woman Member of
“Yesterday, I made public my wish to serve the people of Kazo
District as their Woman Representative in Parliament. I'll focus on
growing household incomes & supervising implementation of gov't
programs. Thank you Archbishop Bakyenga for blessing the journey I have
embarked on,” she tweeted.
Kazo is among the six newly created districts that became operational
in July 2019. It was carve...
The Uganda Police Force has embarked on a training of officers on Public order management, ahead of the 2021 general elections.
The training also comes amid claims that officers are always
high-handed in dealing with protests, especially those organized by the
During a pass out of over 200 officers, drawn from the West Nile
districts of Arua, Nebbi, Zombo, Pakwach,Maracha and Koboko in Arua on
Friday, the Chief Instructor Sergeant Michael Okiror said, the country
wide training campaign is aimed at re-orienting officers on knowledge
and skills regarding public order management, especially usage of guns
and tear gas in managing riots .
The officers are also re-oriented on human rights preservation in the
course of duty. The Presidential and general election camp...
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has called for the
registration of people living with albinism right from their villages as
a way to help the government plan for this group efficiently.
The Speaker was on Monday, January 20 addressing guests at Parliament
who had taken part in the 4.5km walk that was intended to raise
awareness about albinism in the country as well as fundraise for the
construction of Albinism Rehabilitation center.
The Speaker said that Persons Living with Albinism have so long been
side-lined while capturing various groups in the national census
exercise yet this has always been key guidance as government plans for
“The head of the group said that those who wanted to be registered
were the ones registered, that is a very serious i...