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Electoral Commission Short Of Money To Hold 2021 Election, Offices To Be Demolished

Electoral Commission Short Of Money To Hold 2021 Election, Offices To Be Demolished

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission is short of money that it needs to effectively hold the 2021 general election, which included voting for the president, Members of Parliament and local government positions. According to a report by the Auditor General compiled for the Financial Year 2018/2019, the Justice Simon Byabakama led Commission received very little funding from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) compared to  the amount they had budgeted for the 2020/2021 Electoral Roadmap. As a result of the underfunding, the Auditor General John B. Muwanga is of the view that the Commission is not in position to successfully hold the forthcoming elections unless government injects more money into the EC. AG Muwanga’s report reads in part thus; “The ...
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