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EC to spend sh6b on polls in new Town Councils

By Pascal Kwesiga

Added 17th April 2018 03:53 PM

The elections will be conducted between May 17 and July 19 to fill a number of positions in the newly created parliamentary constituencies and local administrative units. Some of the areas where elections will be conducted came into effec

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The elections will be conducted between May 17 and July 19 to fill a number of positions in the newly created parliamentary constituencies and local administrative units. Some of the areas where elections will be conducted came into effec

The EC chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama. Photo/File

The Electoral Commission (EC) will spend sh6b on a string of elections in the newly established municipalities, town councils and sub countries across the country.

The EC chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama, told journalists on Tuesday at the electoral body’s headquarters in Kampala that elections will take place in 2300 (electoral) areas, including Bugiri, Apac, Kotido, Ibanda, Sheema, Buikwe and Nebbi municipalities.

According to the road map released by the electoral body on Tuesday, the elections will be conducted between May 17 and July 19 to fill a number of positions in the newly created parliamentary constituencies and local administrative units.

Some of the areas where elections will be conducted came into effect in July 2016 while others became operational in 2017. In the newly created municipalities and town councils, voters will go to the polls to pick mayors, LCIII chairpersons, district councilors, district women councilors.

At the sub county level, elections will be conducted to pick LCIII chairpersons, district and sub county councilors.

Elections will also be held for the electorate to pick leaders under the special interest category including councilors for the youth (male and female), older persons (male and female) and persons with disabilities (female and male).

Meanwhile, the electoral body is waiting for sh7b in supplementary funding to conduct the LCI and LCII elections.

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