Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama says peace, security and stability will be top agenda as Uganda prepares to hold 2021 elections and after math.
Speaking at national symposium on strengthening electoral processes in Uganda at Munyonyo Hotel Byabakama said peace and stability will remain top agenda to ensure that those who lose and win enjoy political stability of the country.
“although our mandate is to hold and organise elections, we share ensure that the country maintains peace and stability,” he said.
The two days symposium has attracted politicians, civil society organisations, academia and election experts from the region to share best experiences Nd practices in managing elections.
Justice Minister Kahinda Otafire challenged election organisers to rethink democracy practices and carry out mass civil education to ensure that the public maintain peace and stability saying Uganda is not different from other African countries that have not held free and fair elections because of election chaos.
“How do we free the public from bribery and chaos practices not to scare away our investors and keep our economy in shape .During elections most politicians take 90% of their time preaching lies and make false promises which they do not deliver and this disrupts our economy,” Otafire said.
He said for this Uganda has we experienced number of tourists and investors fleeing the continent because of bribery and political chaos.
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