The Electoral Commission has appointed Mr Leonard Mulekwa as the acting secretary and accounting officer of the commission to replace the long-serving Sam Rwakoojo who was fired with three others last week.
Other officials who were relieved of their duties include Mr Godfrey Wanyoto, the head of procurement, Mr Jotham Taremwa, the public relations officer, and Mr Pontius Namugera, the information technology director.
Mr Mulekwa has been holding the substantive position of director of operations at EC. His elevation to the acting secretary leaves EC with only one director while the rest of the positions vacated by the fired officials are yet to be filled.
Justice Simon Byabakama, the EC chairperson, yesterday confirmed Mr Mulekwa’s new appointment.“I can confirm to you that we hav...
The Electoral Commission (EC) top management has cleared air on the
controversial tax clearance requirement for all those intending to
contest for political offices in the coming election, saying for now
there is no law.
EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama speaking Tuesday during the
launch of display of National Voters’ Register at EC head offices said
that currently no law guides the commission to demand a tax clearance
certificate from all candidates.
now we don’t have that law. May be if the law is amended to include
that as our requirement, that is when EC will begin demanding that
qualification, “Byabakama said.
the recent past, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General
Doris Akol had alerted all Ugandans who are harbouring political
interests to r...