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EC to unveil 2021 general elections roadmap

Electoral Commission Spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa, has revealed the EC 2021 General elections roadmap without waiting for constitutional court ruling appealed by Mr Hassan Male Mabirizi. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The Electoral Commission (EC) is rolling out the roadmap of the General Elections on Tuesday, December 11, without waiting for constitutional court ruling appealed by Mr Hassan Male Mabirizi.

Mr. Jotham Taremwa the EC spokesperson revealed that EC will be launching a strategic plan and roadmap for the 2020/21 General elections during an event at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The roadmap will detail the trail of events ahead of the 2021 general elections.

This comes at a time when Parliament is yet to debate a raft of electoral reforms from political parties, civil society organisations and other stakeholders who want the reforms enacted for a credible, free and fair election in 2016.
Some of the reform proposals include setting up a verifiable register of all voters, which should include eligible Ugandans in the Diaspora and removing donations during the election period.

Other reforms include involvement of public officers in political campaigns, the role of the Attorney General in election petitions and several others.

Also, the Supreme Court set January 15 and 16, 2019 when it will hear an appeal filed in respect of a Mable Constitutional court ruling that upheld Constitutional amendments which lifted the presidential age -limit, which is part of the key issues on spotlight ahead of the general elections.

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