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LC1 elections to be held in March

By Wilfred Sanya

Added 4th February 2017 02:17 PM

Namuyangu said the Government has made enough consultations and that the budget for the elections has been reduced to sh10b from sh27b.

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Namuyangu said the Government has made enough consultations and that the budget for the elections has been reduced to sh10b from sh27b.

 Right to left: FDC boss Gen. Mugisha Muntu, DP's Norbert Mao and Butambala RDC Fred Bamwine. Pictures by Wilfred Sanya

State minister for local government Jennifer Namuyangu has announced that local council elections will be held before March 15.

She also said elections for women councils will be held on the same day.

 Namuyangu addressing the meeting

Namuyangu made the  remarks during the Advocates Coalition on Development and Environment (ACODE) breakfast meeting in Kampala on Friday morning.

She said the government has made enough consultations and that the budget for the elections has been reduced to sh10b from sh27b.

However, the executive director of the Human Right Initiative, Livingstone Sewanyana, said that the people have not been given enough time to carry out civic education.

 Livingstone Ssewanyana (right) addressing the meeting

The President General of the Democratic Party, Norbert Mao, said the elections have taken a longtime to be  carried out. He said the issue of lining up during the election has not been resolved, which will not give people an opportunity to express free will during the elections.

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