Charles Peter Mayiga mentions land conflicts, theft of crops and animals, abuse of drugs and alcohol, especially within the youths as some of the problems exacerbated by the absence of functioning local leadership.
Buganda Kingdom premier Charles Peter Mayiga has encouraged the subjects to participate in the forthcoming election of Local Council 1 election.
Mayiga says that the election of these leaders is to help the Kingdom solve a number of challenges which its local leadership structures cannot handle since they are not backed by the law.
At a press briefing at Bulange, Mengo today, Mayiga mentioned land conflicts, theft of crops and animals, abuse of drugs and alcohol, especially within the youths as some of the problems exacerbated by the absence of functioning local leadership.
“A lot of difficulties are experienced in the villages after Local Councils became weak due to failure to renew their mandate and being tainted with corruption," said Mayiga.
He says that it is important for all people to participate in the election of local leaders, appealing to Buganda subjects to elect competent individuals to handle problems people face in the villages.
Mayiga also urged worthy citizens to stand for election saying that voters will not be embarrassed to stand behind them on the voting day.
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The Electoral Commission commenced the registration of voters for the village and parish council elections today. The registration exercise happening within the villages of residence is to run up to October 30, 2017.
A person appearing for registration is required to provide his/her National Identification Number (NIN) or Application ID Number, age, Gender and village of residence.
Uganda has not conducted village council and parish elections for the last 16 years. The last village and council elections were held in 2001 before the country moved from the single party system to the multiparty system of governance in 2005.
According to Electoral Commission, Shillings 12.17 billion will be spent on the LC 1 and LC 2 polls slated for 21st November 2017.