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Uganda’s First Local Council Elections in 12 Years

Over 17 million registration voters across Uganda are expected to have casted their votes to democratically choose their desired Local Council chairpersons, the activity which hasn’t been held since the year 2006.

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These are phenomenal positions, because the Local Council leaders help in assisting in law maintenance, security and order as well as receiving and solving problems in local villages, according to section 26 of the Local Government Act, 1997.

The LC1 Chairpersons also manage community sensitization and in certain instances, establish beneficiaries of leadership programs, they do make research, sign documents and recommend applicants for some government job placements.

There won’t be elections in some local council villages!

According to the secretary of Electoral Commission, Mr. Rwakoojo Sam, he said there won’t be voting in several Villages, which includes Tororo where locals approached officials from Electoral Commission, Wakiso where a candidate in Gganda Village, Kizza David was killed, and Apaa which is claimed by both Amuru and Adjumani districts,

Last night, the current ruling party, NRM appointed an ad hoc team headed by NRM vice chairman Mr Kigongo Moses, to assist in monitoring today’s votes and also set up a committed centralized system at the party’s secretariat in the capital, Kampala to enable them to receive countrywide complaints and updates, according to Monitor.

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