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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Electoral Commission Suspends Women Council and Village Committee Elections over Lack of Funds

The Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama has today announced the suspension of Women Councils and Committees from the village to the National Level over lack of funds to organize the elections.

The suspension follows the communication from the Ministry of Finance notifying the Commission on the lack of funds to conduct the subsequent activities under the electoral Roadmap.

“The Ministry of Finance has informed the commission that the funds required for conducting the subsequent activities under the electoral Roadmap are not available,” Byamukama said.

He continued to state that the all programs including the nominations of candidates had been suspended.

“All the remaining activities under the approved program for conducting women councils and committees Elections, starting with the nominations of candidates, which were earlier scheduled for Monday 27th June – 1st July 2022, have been suspended,’’ he added .

Mr. Byamukama, however added that the commission will issue a new program for the electoral activities when the required additional funds availed and appealed to Political Parties and Organizations, aspiring candidates and their supporters, and all other stakeholders in these elections, to remain calm as the matter of the additional funding requirements is being handled by the relevant organs of Government.

The statement also indicates that the compilation of the village women residents’ registers are currently on display across the country.


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