President Museveni, Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, Gen Mugisha Muntu and other presidential hopefuls will in December face off in a presidential debate.
This was revealed that the Inter Religious Council Uganda (IRCU) on Thursday, 29 October 2020.
According to IRCU Communications Manager Sharon Akidi, the debate will be aired live on TV and radio stations around the country.
She added that they are in discussions with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and media owners to determine how the presidential debates will be broadcast.
Akidi said the first debate will be held in December 2020 and the second early next year.
The debates will be organized by IRCU together with The elders Forum Uganda and other key stakeholders partners who will be communicated.
IRCU said it is still negotiating with prospective donors to fundraise for the presidential debates, mayoral and constituency debates.
“We are looking at having two debates and dates will be communicated after nominations are over. This is inclusive of partners we intend to work with like The Elders Forum Uganda,” said Akidi in a statement to ChimpReports.
“UNDP is only one of the donors we are trying to negotiate with but it’s not conclusive that they will provide funding for the debates. That is why we are fundraising from different prospective donors.”
She said that they are still discussing the venue for the debates so that they are held safely in line with COVID-19 guidelines on social distancing.
Akidi further explained that the presidential debates aim at promoting tolerance, reduce partisan tensions and conflict, promote issue based discussions, amplify citizen’s voices and also hold the candidates accountable to their promises.