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UGANDA: Mulekwa assigned to succeed Rwakoojo,EC

AFRICA, UGANDA
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...
UGANDA: Tax Clearance Certificate is not a Requirement for Political Contenders -Electoral Commision.

UGANDA: Tax Clearance Certificate is not a Requirement for Political Contenders -Electoral Commision.

AFRICA, UGANDA
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. “For 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. In the recent past, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General Doris Akol had alerted all Ugandans who are harbouring political interests to r...
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