KAMPALA – The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) has deployed a contigent of election obsevers that will observe the election process in Uganda.
Addressing the media at Silver Springs hotel, Ambassador Ahamada Hamadi the diplomatic advisor to the President of Comoros, who is also the Head of mission, said that the contingent consists of 20 members that were drawn from 7 of the member States that make up the Eastern Africa Standby Force.
Ahamada noted that the overall objective of the mission will be to observe the entire election process and offer a balanced and informed assessment of the elections adding that their legal mandate is guided by the constitution and the electoral laws of the Uganda.
The information manager, Mr. Jules Hoareau said that the 20 observers will be deployed on regional basis that will cover as many polling stations with concentration on hotspot areas adding that the wider part of the observer mission will be done by local observer groups that they have trained.
Uganda’s full polling dates for general election 2021
January 11, 2021: Election of councillors for youths, Councillors for PWDS and Councillors for older persons to sub-county/town/municipal divisions.
January 12, 2021: Election of councillors for youths, Councillors for PWD and Councillors for older persons to municipality/city division.
January 14, 2021: Election of President, Members of Parliament.
January 20, 2021: Election of district local government councils (District/City Chairpersons, Lord Mayors, Mayors and Councillors).
January 25, 2021: Election of Municipality Chairpersons and Councillors
January 27, 2021: Election of Councillors for youths, Councillors for PWD, and Councillors for older persons to the district local government councils
February 3, 2021: Election of sub-county/town/municipal division chairpersons and councillors