The Constitution provides that Members of Parliament elect to take and subscribe to the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Members of Parliament. It further provides that except for purposes of taking the oaths, no person shall sit or vote in Parliament before taking and subscribing to the oaths.
It was a colourful affair as the second batch of Members of the 11th Parliament took their oaths on Tuesday. These brought the total of the already sworn in MPs to 265 MPs after another 134 were sworn in on Monday.
Every person elected to parliament takes the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Member of Parliament before they officially start their five-year term of office. The ceremony, which is following the alphabetical order of names of each legislator, will see 132 members take oath today, according to a programme issued by Parliament’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Helen Kawesa.
The Presidents included Salva Kiir of South Sudan, Ethiopia’s Sahle Worke Zewde and Alpha Conde of Guinea. Others were Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, and Hage Geingob of Namibia. The Presidents were received by ministers, officials from foreign affairs at Entebbe International Airport.
NRM had dominated the Kasese Municipality Mayor’s seat since the creation of the municipality ten years ago. According to the official poll result, FDC’s Chance Kahindo Sibyavugha garnered 11,572 votes defeating NRM’s Godfrey Kabbyanga Baluku Kime who polled 10,937 votes.
Ahead of polls to be held today, we take you back on a journey that they started on November 9, 2020. Did they hold virtual campaigns? Did they follow COVID-19 control measures? How did they reach the electorate?
In Kampala, the electorate were voting for the Lord Mayor, Directly Elected Councilors and Women Councilors for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). Candidates for the Lord Mayoral seat include incumbent Erias Lukwago, Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala, Joseph Mayanja, Daniel Kazibwe and Charles James Ssenkubuge, among others.
Museveni was contesting with 10 other candidates in the race for the country's top office. According to declared results by EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, Museveni won the with 5,851,037 votes (58.64 per cent).
The heavy deployment of police personnel and trucks didn’t deter hundreds of locals who joined Kyagulanyi from Pager Bridge for a procession that lasted nearly 30 minutes to his campaign venue at the District Forest Institute in Pandwong Division.
Uganda Radio Network has taken a tour around the city, covering shops, arcades and malls both in the Central Business District and in the suburbs many of which remained closed, and now brings you the pictures.
The protests started at 3 p.m. in Ndikuttamada in Masajjja division and ended past 7:30 pm after police officers, military police officers and plain-clothed security personnel dispersed the crowds with tear gas and live bullets. Five protestors were arrested.
FDC’s Kampala Woman MP candidate Dr Stella Nyanzi arrived with five supporters who shouted on top of their voices, while NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, arrived with his newlywed wife in accompany of musician Nubian Li, attracting attention across the board.