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17:41
17:41

MPs Decry Long Campaign Period 2021 elections 7 3 Top story

However, MPs notes that the campaign periods are too long and will have financial implications on candidates. They want the election road map reviewed to cut down on the campaign period especially for local government and parliamentary candidates.
12:50
12:50

NRM Parades Political Aspirants to "Abandoned" Community kamuda sub county 2 1 Top story

Charles Elasu, the Soroti District NRM Chairperson opened the ground by inviting and introducing everyone interested in a political seat under the NRM ticket. The podium was filled by several politicians and civil servants intending to take part in the general elections.
20:10
20:10

EC to Spend UGX 24.5billion on Voter's Register Display Exercise 2021 elections 1

Justice Simon Byabakama, the EC Chaiperson, says they agreed to scale down on some of the activities that require money. He said however, that they are still engaging the Finance Ministry to agree on how much can be cut without affecting Commission work.
15:33
15:33

EC will have Reason to be Negligent in 2021 with Budget Cut - Opposition President Museveni 1 3

Members of the Opposition in Parliament are concerned that the current cry by Government that they do not have money to run elections could be used against the opposition.
20:04
20:04

Uganda's Economy to Grow By 6% in Election Year – Stanchart 2021 elections 2

Razia Khan, the Africa economist for the bank, told reporters on Wednesday that there was likelihood that money charged on loans for businesses will remain high but government push to be seen investing in infrastructure projects towards elections will push the growth up.
18:22
18:22

NRM to Expel Members who Contest for Seats after Losing Party Primaries Rogers Milindwa

Speaking at the NRM National Delegates’ Conference-President Yoweri Museveni who is also the party chairman said that there will not be any justifiable reason why anyone would stand as an independent candidate, now that the party was moving towards having more transparent elections.
17:04
17:04

Governments that Overstay Often End Badly - Ambassador Malac United States 2 1

Ambassador Malac also called for a free and fair election, saying all eyes of the world will be in Uganda. She says unlike other countries, Uganda has the capacity to hold elections, and this should not be marred with irregularities.
15:38
15:38

President’s Office Seeks UGX 61.7b for Swearing in Ceremony, RDCs 2021 elections 3 1

The Minister in charge of the presidency Esther Mbayo says that her office had received a budget allocation of only 7.7 billion Shillings for the facilitation of RDCs out of the required 11.2 billion leaving a funding gap of 3.5 billion. According to the Minister, facilitation for RDCs has not experienced any enhancement for a long time despite the increase in the number of districts.
17:52
17:52

Delayed Funding Could Affect 2021 Elections-Byabakama FDC 2 1

According to Byabakama, EC requires 518.944 billion shillings for the 2021 elections. He says Government has so far allocated 140 billion shillings for voter registration, verification among others.
19:37
19:37

Opposition Leaders in Eastern Uganda Petition EU Ambassadors on General Elections European Union 1 4

A section of Opposition Political Party leaders in the Eastern region have petitioned European Union ambassadors on the upcoming 2021 General Elections
17:19
17:19

US Mission Cautions Parliament Against Banning Cameras At Polling Stations 2021 elections 1 1

In a brief statement issued on the US Mission Uganda official twitter handle Wednesday, the Mission says that the proposal by Electoral Commission (EC) to ban cameras and phones would prevent the media from providing effective election coverage.
18:30
18:30

Study Predicts Violent 2021 Polls 2021 elections 1 3

Findings of the study conducted between April and March 2019 show that 89 percent of the voters interviewed predict violent polls. A total of 450 people from 13 regions around the country took part in the study. The study was both qualitative and quantitative in nature.
19:01
19:01

Electoral Reforms: Government To Delay Creation of New Districts Nabilatuk 3

Ajuri County MP, Hamson Obua says that much as he agrees with the government on deferring elections in such districts and constituencies, it will create a leadership and administrative vacuum.
11:54
11:54

MPs to Spend More in 2021 Elections-ACFIM age limit 1 2

A survey conducted by ACFIM revealed that 113 MPs of 185 spent close to 25 billion shillings in the Parliamentary elections 2016. In 2016 there were about 400 MPs.
10:03
10:03

Gov't, European Union Delegation Meet over Electoral Reforms Judiciary 1 1 Top story

The meeting held at the EU Ambasodors residence in Kololo last night was led by the EU Head of Delegation Attilio Pacifici, and attended by representatives from EU partner states, the United States Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac and Officials from the Judiciary, led by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, Justice Minister Otafire Kahinda, and Attorney General William Byaruhanga.
12:27
12:27

Male Mabirizi Petitions East African Court to Block 2021 Elections supreme court 1

The Constitutional Amendment Act 2018 among others scrapped the lower and upper Presidential age caps which was earlier set between 35 and 75 years respectively.
14:47
14:47

Electoral Reforms: Gov't Skipped Supreme Court Recommendations 2021 elections 3 1

Richard Ssewakiryanga, the Executive Director NGO forum, says the proposals are misguided since they target independent candidates, pressure groups and voting by security forces but leave out the recommendations by the Supreme Court.
19:04
19:04

Opposition Vows to Block Gov't's Extension of Tabling Electoral Reforms 2021 elections 1

The Opposition in Parliament has said they will not allow for further extension of the timeframe within which Government will present electoral reforms.
19:37
19:37

Independent MPs Reject IPOD Proposals parliament 4 1

Independent Members of Parliament have rejected a proposal that calls for individuals who want to contest as independents to resign from political parties 12 months before elections.
13:18
13:18

RDC Faces Probe for Engaging in Political Campaigns State House 1

Omara has reportedly been campaigning for Kampala based businessman Denis Dean Omeni, in the Sub Counties of Bala, Ayer, Akalo and Ayer Town Council since last year. In one of the drives, he was seen distributing handheld hoes which were given to households in Bala Sub County about three weeks ago.
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