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EC overwhelmed by applications for polling jobs

By Job Nantakiika

Added 12th August 2019 12:00 AM

The applicants were required to have national identity cards and a minimum education of O’Level

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Some of the applicants who turned up for interviews. Photo by Job Nantakiika

The applicants were required to have national identity cards and a minimum education of O’Level

Wakiso district returning officer Tolbert Musinguzi has revealed his office was overwhelmed by the number of applicants for Electoral Commission (EC) jobs in the district.

The Wakiso EC office started preparing for the 2021 general elections by conducting interviews for the posts of both sub-county and parish supervisors on Friday.

According to Musinguzi, they only need 27 sub-county supervisors and 147 parish supervisors.

To his surprise, his office received 1079 applications and 280 were shortlisted to compete for the few positions.

The applicants were required to have national identity cards and a minimum education of O’Level.

akiso district returning officer olbert usinguzi hoto by ob antakiikaWakiso district returning officer Tolbert Musinguzi. Photo by Job Nantakiika

 

After the interviews, the successful applicants will undergo training for them to be able to carry out EC work in their respective areas, according to Musinguzi.

Christopher Kalule from Masuliita sub-county in Wakiso district, one of the applicants for parish supervisor said that after his A’Level, he resorted to photography because he lacked money for further studies.

He added that he tried to get another job but all in vain saying that office jobs are only for those who have studied up to degree level.

He, however, expressed fear that some of the applicants had already served in the same positions and they were most likely to consider them due to the experience they have already acquired.

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