FULL LIST: Inside Uganda’s Contentious Electoral Reforms

The full list of proposed reforms government ahead of the 2021 general elections is out, Chimp Corps report.

Attorney General William Byaruhanga last week tabled before what he said were government’s proposed reforms aimed at realising a free and fair election exercise.

The electoral reforms were directed by the Supreme Court after the 2011 and 2016 elections.

Some of the reforms include voting of security forces 5 days before the actual polling date, banning cameras at polling stations, the independents not forming alliances with other political parties and pressure groups among others.

Addressing the press at party headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Monday, FDC’s deputy spokesperson John Kikonyogo said the much-needed reforms FDC include composition of a new independent and impartial Electoral commission (EC) whose selection of commissioners and staff must follow an open process of application; public hearing and scrutiny conducted by judicial service commission, among others.

On the issue of security forces voting 5 days before actual polling date, Kikonyogo said this was intended to force them to vote for the incumbent.

Government Electoral Reform Bill 2019 Matrix
Government Electoral Reform Bill 2019 Matrix

Government Electoral Reform Bill 2019 Matrix
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