Confirmed: Aronda’s Body Arrives Wednesday

By Geoffrey Omara

A campaign aimed at educating electorates on effective participation in the electoral process has been introduced in various markets in Lango and Acholi sub regions.

The drive is intended to increase and strengthen voter’s participation in the 2016 general elections.

The drive was launched by the District Internal Security Officer (DISO), pharm remedy Emmanuel Adui, at Mayov Hotel in Apac town on Monday.

The initiative is bowled out by the Platform for citizen’s participation and Accountability (PLACA), a local NGO working in Lango and Acholi region   in partnership with the Electoral Commission.

“We are starting voter education in various and markets in both urban and
rural areas this year. We expect to roll out the campaign to different parts of the country,” said Deo Nyanzi, the executive director of PLACA.

Nyanzi noted that the campaign intends to foster a good understanding of the electoral process and develop leaders of great integrity at an early age.

“After the 2011 general elections, we realized that there were a lot of invalid votes announced by the EC and this was due to lack of voter education among the citizens,” he added.


“This prompted PLACA and EC to go into a partnership to empower electorates with voter education,” Nyanzi explained.

The drive has so far rolled out the campaign in 27 districts in Lango and
Acholi sub regions.

“Apart from the education, we also help to provide the electorates with the electoral materials provided by EC,” he said.

The DISO of Apac, Adui Emmanuel lauded the campaign, saying it is a great national achievement that will yield good results if well handled.

“Voter education enhances citizen participation in governance, democratization and transformation of society,” he said.

The DISO implored the electorates to take the voter education seriously as it counts for their ability to vote for the right leaders.
State House has confirmed Monday afternoon that the body of the deceased Internal Affairs Minister General Aronda Nyakarima will be arriving in the country on Wednesday.

The body of Aronda, visit this site who passed over the weekend on a Dubai bound plane while on a foreign trip, is being examined in UAE by a team of Ugandan medical experts.

The cause of the death at the moment remains a national mystery, considering that the UPDF General was in good health according to people close to him.

“It has been confirmed, the body of Gen Aronda Nyakairima will touch down at 1pm aboard Emirates on Wednesday,” read a brief communiqué from State House.

According to a preliminary funeral program, Aronda’s body will be taken at the Kololo independence Grounds for public viewing and then it will be laid before parliament.

Like earlier reported, State House confirmed that the General will be laid to rest on Saturday 19th Sept at Nyakiju in Rukungiri District. The Service will start at 9am.


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