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13:23
13:23

Supreme Court Tightens COVID-19 Preventive Measures Eddie Kwizera 2 Top story

Although the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe had indicated that not more than 10 people should be allowed during such court sessions, at least 36 seats were reserved in the court room.
11:58
11:58

Children of Man Killed By Electoral Commission Vehicle Seek Compensation

The minors now state that they have since lost comfort, peace and loss of dependency for which they want to be compensated. They are demanding to be compensated with a total of 320 million shillings including general damages, medical, mortuary and burial expenses.
10:20
10:20

Luweero Town Parish Tribunals Fail to Conduct Daily Meeting 4

Paul Mukungu, the Luweero Town Council LC 3 Chairperson, says the exercise has been marred with irregularities, which include the failure by Electoral Commission to process appointment letters for tribunal members.
07:33
07:33

Kwizera Wants EC Chairperson Arrested for Contempt of Court Simon Byabakama 1 Top story

On December, 27th, 2019, a Panel of five Constitutional Court Judges led by Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo ordered six legislators from newly created municipalities to vacate their seats on grounds that they were elected to represent non-existent constituencies.
20:32
20:32

Concerned Citizen Wants 2021 Elections Suspended over Coronavirus Fears COVID 19 Outbreak 1

Abbey Mgugu argues that there is need for the government to closely monitor and gain control over the threat of the virus in the country before activities leading to the general elections.
21:50
21:50

Religious Leaders Concerned About Excluding Young Voters 2

Speaking at their offices in Mengo along Ssentema Road on Monday, IRCU through their Chairperson Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda, said although it was necessary to follow the dictates of the law stopping the registration of new voters in 2019 will leave out so many would be voters.
16:11
16:11

EC Declines to Re-open Voter Registration Exercise 3 1

A section of MPs objected to the closure of the registration exercise saying that the cut-off date should be at least two months to the nomination of candidates so that potential voters and candidates are not disenfranchised. They argued that there is no legal provision stopping the registration of voters in December.
13:31
13:31

EC Adjusts Dates for Presidential, Parliamentary Nominations 1

The Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama says that the Commission has now revised the nomination dates to October 1-2, for presidential candidates and October 7-8 for Parliamentary candidates.
18:11
18:11

Opposition Constitutional Amendment Proposals Restrictive, Discriminatory – Electoral Commission Wilfred Niwagaba 1 Top story

Byabakama argues that not all EC officials may qualify to be judges so as to be subjected to the Judicial Service Commission. He says the current method of appointment and the attendant parliamentary vetting process remains a better option.
15:49
15:49

Tax Clearance Not a Requirement to Participate in Elections- EC

EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi told reporters at the Electoral Commission headquarters along Jinja Road in Kampala that unless the law is amended to allow for the tax clearance certificates, they will not be part of the requirements for the intending candidates.
16:20
16:20

PWDs Demand Deployment of Sign Language Interpreters at Polling Stations 4 1

They argue that persons with hearing impairments find difficulties to participate in electoral processes especially during campaigns and voting.
15:32
15:32

Gov’t Planning to Cut 2021 Election Budget 1 3

The plan to slash the Commission’s budget was revealed on Tuesday by the Minister of Finance Minister Matia Kasaija while appearing before the committee.
18:56
18:56

Finance Officials Grilled Over Borrowing to Finance 2021 Elections Ministry of Finance 4 1

According to the EC Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama, they are in a crisis due to lack of funding amounting to Shillings 518.944 billion for the 2021 elections.
13:46
13:46

Kole LCI Chairpersons Demand Allowances for Voter Registration Exercise 2 1

In their letter dated 14th January 2020, addressed to The Regional Office of the Electoral Commission, they note that after completing the exercise, they were paid 50,000 shillings which they rejected. They added that their counterparts from other parishes were paid 100,000 shillings.
11:45
11:45

Joseph N. Biribonwa Appointed NIRA Board Chairperson Bemanya Twebaze 1 Top story

Joseph Biribonwa, the former Vice Chairman of the Electoral Commission, boasts of more than 40 years of professional experience, in the area of democracy and governance, management and administration and finance and corporate governance.
19:33
19:33

EC Files Application to Stay Constitutional Court Ruling Nullifying Election of Six MPs Asuman Basalirwa 1

In their application filed on Friday before the Supreme Court, the Electoral Commission is seeking to stay the execution of the orders pending determination of an appeal which has also been lodged before the Supreme Court.
18:03
18:03

EA Court Sets Date for Ruling on Application to Block 2021 Elections Age Limit 1

This is according to a notice signed by the Registrar of the East African Court of Justice Yufnalis Okubo summoning Uganda’s Attorney General and Mabirizi to go and receive the ruling.
19:12
19:12

EC, Police to Meet Bobi Wine over Foiled Consultations UGanda Police Force 1

The other aspirants are Nkwagabwa John Herbert, Mwesigye Fred and Mwambazi Joseph. This development comes just days after Kyagulanyi, campaigning under the People Power umbrella failed to hold three of his full week scheduled consultation meetings in different parts of the country. These included meetings earlier planned to take place in Gayaza, Gulu, and Lira.
14:58
14:58

Sluggish Voter's Registration, Verification Picks Up In Kitgum After Deadline Extension 4 1 Top story

Betty Aciro, a Voter’s Register Update officer at Te acut Polling Station in Town Ward, central division, says they just started receiving voters four days ago unlike when the exercise commenced.
19:33
19:33

Court Consolidates Suits Against Electoral Commission Chairperson Attorney General 1 1 Top story

According to Justice Ssekaana, he will jointly hear the suits filed by City Lawyer, Male Mabirizi and 14 leaders from the “People’s Government’ on December 12 since they appear to have similar facts. He explains that it was necessary to consolidate the suits to avoid duplicity and multiplicity.
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