Electoral Commission is broke

By Benjamin Jumbe.

The Electoral Commission has admitted its facing challenges in conducting elections in new districts due to lack of adequate funds.

This follows delayed elections for 6 new districts which became operational on1st July 2018.

Parliament last month approved a report by the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs’ committee recommending that the Electoral Commission is ordered to organise elections in the six new districts without fail before the end of this Financial Year.

However the commission’s chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama says no funds have been availed  for the same.

The 6 districts are Nabilatuk, Bugweri, Kasanda, Kwania, Kapelebyong and Kikuube.