instituted a mobile security committee to monitor companies, factories and
organisations to ensure that workers vote on Election Day.
The Deputy Kampala
Resident City Commissioner-DRCC in Charge of Nakawa Division, Herbert Anderson
Burora disclosed this at a press conference at the government-owned Uganda
Media Council on Monday ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections on
Burora, the decision stems from information from their intelligence teams
indicating that various organisations and companies have issued internal memos
informing their employees that January 14th, 2021 will be a normal working day.
He says the mobile security committee will move mainly around companies that
have more than a thousand workers.
“So if you deny such numbers from voting, it has a big implication on the total turn-up of the total number of voters. We remind companies and organisations, workplaces and other related entities that every citizen who is 18 years and
above, registered as a voter has a right to exercise his or her rights,” he said.
He cited Article 59 (3) of the Republic of Uganda, which empowers the state to
take all necessary steps to ensure that citizens who are eligible to vote
exercise their rights. Buroro, who represented Resident City Commissioners of various city divisions
that didn’t turn up at the media centre, called upon companies and
organisations to accordingly organize for the 14th of January, 2021, make sure
that they allow their workers to go and vote.
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He encouraged workers to also use a mobile number 0703479383 that has been
recommended by the DRCCs to report companies or organisations that have issued
internal memos attempting to compel them to work on voting day.
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Burora requested the public to maintain peace, adding that violence does not
only affect the leaders but the general public, economy, families and children.
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He asked the public not to fear security forces at polling stations but seek
help once needed.