EC To Spend Shs814m On Buhweju, Bukanga By-Elections

Uganda’s electoral commission will spend 814 million shillings to conduct two parliamentary by-elections and the election for the professional body councillors at Kampala Capital City Authority, EC chairman Engineer Badru Kiggundu says.

EC Chief Eng. Badru Kigundu
EC Chief Eng. Badru Kigundu

The by-elections for Buhweju District MP and Bukanga County Members of Parliament will cost Shs396 and Shs383 million respectively while the election of professional body councillors in KCCA is estimated to cost Shs35 million.

Dr Kiggundu says the electoral commission has dispatched items for the Buhweju Woman Member of Parliament election that will take place on Thursday October 31st at 120 gazetted polling stations in the district.

The commission is also in advanced stages of displaying the cleaned voters’ register for the Bukanga polls, Dr Kiggundu adds.

An expected number of 44,118 voters are to cast their ballot in the Buhweju polls where FDC’s Bwiruka Jane Aeko is tussling with NRM’s Oliver Koyekyenga. Independent candidate Alison

The Buhweju Woman MP seat fell vacant after the death of the bearer Joy Arinaitwe Kariisa.

Hardly a month on, the Bukanga seat also fell vacant when Gregory Matovu passed on.

The electoral commission is also handling the election of professional body councillors to the Kampala Capital city authority after court declared the authority not fully constituted to handle its mandate.

EC now says the nomination, campaigns and polling and declaration of results shall be made all on the same day on the 19th of November at Hotel Africana.

The display of the register of the councillors election is also on going at the Electoral commission headquarters and  at the Office of the Returning officer Kampala, in Ntinda.

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