June 24, 2024

Why govt deferred Local Council polls again

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Voters and interested contenders have to wait another six months for the Local Council One and Two chairperson elections after the government approved an extension of the tenure of current office holders. The Cabinet on December 18, which will take effect on January 6, 2024, citing administrative challenges.

However, the five-year tenure of village and parish heads expired on July 10. However, the government extended their tenure after failing to hold polls, citing budgetary constraints.

Sources close to the Electoral Commission, however, talked of discrepancies and inconsistencies in the number of villages and parishes where polls are to be conducted as a reason for the extension.

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Furthermore, the extension, which also includes women councils whose tenure expired in August 2022, means polls will be conducted anywhere before July 3, 2024.

Additionally, voters and interested contenders have to wait another six months for the Local Council One and Two chairperson elections after the government approved an extension of the tenure of current office holders. The Cabinet on December 18, which will take effect on January 6, 2024, citing administrative challenges.

In conclusion, the state minister for information and national guidance, Mr. Godfrey Kabyanga, told journalists the decision was meant to enable proper preparations for a clean election.

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