New EC Staff to Swear in Tomorrow
By Serestino Tusingwire
The newly appointed electoral commissioners will be sworn in on Tuesday morning two months after being appointed. The function will take place at High Court in Kampala.
In November last year, President Yoweri Museveni appointed Court of Appeal Judge Simon Mugenyi Byabakama to replace Kiggundu who had spent 14 years as EC chair.
Museveni also appointed Aisha Lubega as the vice chairperson and Peter Emorut, Steven Tashobya, Prof George Piwang and Mustapha Ssebaggala Kigozi as commissioners.
According to Judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita, the ceremony will be presided over by the chief justice.
Muyita noted that the electoral commission has too much work pending in office at the moment and need to start their work immediately after tomorrow’s ceremony.
The team will start by organizing the Local council elections that is expected to take place in mid March this year.