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UGANDA: “No sane person should expect the next elections to be fair” – Ssemujju.

UGANDA: “No sane person should expect the next elections to be fair” – Ssemujju.

AFRICA, UGANDA
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. He said he doesn’t expect anyone to think that the elections will be fair because the incumbent, President Museveni has already rigged the elections. “2021 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 said. “You have one person and his group campaigning every day. That is the frame under which we go to the elections. It is maneuvering to survi...
2021 ELECTIONS: MPs reject proposed cuts on 2021 election budget claiming it will cause unfair elections.

2021 ELECTIONS: MPs reject proposed cuts on 2021 election budget claiming it will cause unfair elections.

AFRICA, UGANDA
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 treasury. 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...
UGANDA: Molly Kamukama Joins Elective Politics, to Vie for Kazo Parliamentary Seat

UGANDA: Molly Kamukama Joins Elective Politics, to Vie for Kazo Parliamentary Seat

AFRICA
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 Parliament. “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...
UGANDA: Police Train Officers in Public Order Management preparing for 2021 elections

UGANDA: Police Train Officers in Public Order Management preparing for 2021 elections

AFRICA
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 opposition. 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...
UGANDA: Kadaga wants albinos registered at village level

UGANDA: Kadaga wants albinos registered at village level

AFRICA
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 its people. “The head of the group said that those who wanted to be registered were the ones registered, that is a very serious i...