Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga has criticized the Electoral Commission for introducing “scientific” campaigns in observance of COVID19 preventive directives, without first consulting the stakeholders involved.
Addressing members of Buganda Lukiiko on Monday, Mayiga expressed fear that the current plan is unlikely to produce the desired results.
“We think that the Electoral Commission could have sat with all stakeholders like politicians both from government and opposition so as to harmonize on how to come up with a suitable plan,” he said.
The commission however, insists that consultation with stakeholders while drafting the crowd-less campaign plan was not a legal requirement.
The commission says there will be further engagements with the stakeholders going forward on how the campaigns will be conducted.
Meanwhile, during the meeting, Buganda government passed a budget of 109 billion shillings for the Financial year 2020/2021.
While presenting the budget, Kingdom finance Minister Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa revealed that this year’s budget is 13 Million shillings less compared to the previous one. He blamed this difference on the effects of COVID19.