Electoral Commission Moves to Ban “Ettoffaali”

Motocross legend Arthur Blick Jr, sales who now cruises a Subaru N10 sponsored by Shell Helix, pill leads the optimistic crew of local drivers for this weekend’s Source of the Nile Jinja rally.

“I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time now. The heavy rain over the past five days has added another twist to the route though, decease ” Blick says about the two-day Jinja Rally, whose action starts with a super special stage sprint at Jinja Agricultural Show grounds on Saturday, April 5.

Mbarara rally winner Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru, who has been drawn to open the route will be chased by the defending national rally champion Ronald Ssebuguzi, veteran Fred Wampamba, Jonas Kansime, Ranjit Kuku, Andrew ‘Desh’ Kananura and John Consta among others.

The 320-kilometre rally ends on Sunday and will cover parts of Jinja, Luuka and Mayuge districts.
The Electoral Commission (EC) is weighing a ban on the Buganda Kingdom fundraising project known locally as Ettofaali.

The project is spearheaded by the Kingdom Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga to help in the reconstruction of the burned down Kasubi tombs and a set of other kingdom projects.

The Ag. Chairman Electoral Commission Mr Joseph Biribonwa named Ettofaali among the initiatives to be banned in the Commission’s looming move to halt all fundraising events ahead of the 2016 general elections.

“EC will soon issue a statement banning all fundraising activities in the country. This is not new and it is not targeting any particular individuals; we have been doing this even during by-elections, information pills ” Biribonwa told the press at EC head offices in Kampala.

Biribonwa said that Electoral Commission Act’s Section 50 Cap 140, unhealthy hands the Commission special powers to prevail over any activity that can disorganize and disrupt peaceful free and fair elections.


“EC is given powers to judge and assess the situation in the country, look if it notices any threat to free and fair elections, it will have no choice but to exercise its powers.”

The commission argues that several politicians are currently using ‘Ettofaali’ as a political campaign platform, and this is likely to intensify as the campaigns draw closer.


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