The Electoral Commission (EC) has postponed the elections of Women Councils and Committees from the Village to National Level until further notice due to lack of adequate funding. EC Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama in a statement dated Friday June 24, said the Finance Ministry informed them that the funds for the elections are not available. “Accordingly, the commission informs the general public, political party leaders and women in particular, that the remaining programme for the elections of village women councils and committees, shall not be implemented as earlier scheduled, “said Byabakama.
Consequently, he said, all the remaining activities under the approved programme for conduct of the women councils and committees’ elections, starting with the nominations of candidates, which were earlier scheduled for Monday 27th June – 1st July 2022, have been suspended.
He said the commission will issue a new programme for the above electoral activities when the required additional funds are availed.
Byabakama appealed to political parties and organisations, aspiring candidates and their supporters, and all other stakeholders in these elections to remain calm as the matter of the additional funding requirements is being handled by the relevant organs of government.
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