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.
In some places, one could hardly notice a polling station. At Mukwano Centre, a security guard told our reporter that a polling station, which was hosted there last week, had been shifted to another side to allow businessmen to display their stock and to attract buyers.
URN reporters visited several polling stations in the city centre as early as 6:30am and observed that where voting materials arrived early, there were no polling officials or agents, while in some polling stations, there were no voting materials.
Here in Kampala, the electorate are voting the Lord Mayor, Directly Elected Councilors and Women Councilors for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
In 2013, the incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Buganda Kingdom officials paving way for the return of the Kingdom properties.
The assets including the Kingdom’s official estates for Masaza, Gombolola, properties of chiefs, clearance of rent arrears accruing from rentals of the Kingdom properties and others were taken over for administration by the Provincial Government after the abrogation of the 1962 Constitution.
However, Museveni said, he was not campaigning since, on the two occasions, he never wore his National Resistance Movement attire. "For the commissioning of Mukono-Katosi road, I had to remove my yellow campaign shirt and come with a suit so that no one says I am breaking any rules...” Museveni posted on his social media pages.
“The packing process is expected to take a period of seven days, after which the Commission will embark on the second round of packing materials for District/City Local Government Councils Elections,” the press statement reads in part.
In his December 9th, 2020 letter to Mike Pompeo, the Secretary U.S. Department of State and Steven T. Mnuchin, the Secretary U.S. Department of the Treasury, Engel expresses concern over president, Yoweri Museveni’s "long track record of repressive behavior".
Although all the 11 Presidential candidates use the services of the different language interpreters wherever they go, the sign language interpretation for the deaf and dumb are lacking keeping them excluded from the campaign messages and manifestos.
Kalembe says that she is passionately focusing on improving the health sector, partly to facilitate better lives for mothers and their girl-children. She explained that if the women continue to be ignored, Uganda’s development will not thrive to the level of every citizen’s dream.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview at their offices, Paul Bukenya, the EC Spokesperson said although the directive affects them by opening up a process that had already been concluded, he is confident that ballot papers will be printed in time for the election
Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the Electoral Commission Chairman said that according to the assessment of their technical people, all local companies that had submitted their bids to print the 2021 elections can’t do the job.
But Asuman Basalirwa, the sole representative of the Justice Forum in Parliament says that distribution of the money should not be based on the numerical strength of the party. Basalirwa argues that the law, says that the law says the money should be distributed equally.
This morning, a few Security officers are seen walking on the streets with hardly any deployment at the Kampala Electoral Commission Offices in Ntinda, where nominations are taking place. The place is calm but silently active with the processions, even as more parliamentary aspirants walk-in for nomination.
They are Mathias Mpuuga, as Deputy President in charge of the Central region, John Baptist Nambesh, in charge of Eastern Uganda, Jolly Mugisha Ekyomugasho, in charge of the western region and Dr Lina Zedriga, in charge of the North.