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Electoral Commission to conduct elections in 24 districts

The Electoral Commission is set to conduct elections for the LCV and LCIII leaders of the 24 new districts recently created across the country.

The Secretary of the Electoral Commission, Sam Rwakoojo says the commission wants the interim local governments created in the new districts ahead of the 2011 general elections in Uganda.

Uganda Electoral Commision Chairman, Eng. Badru Kiggundu

Uganda Electoral Commision Chairman, Eng. Badru Kiggundu

Addressing journalists in Kampala today, Rwakoojo said the elections are to be held through electoral colleges’ and by secret ballot.

The Electoral College for the election of the district chairperson will comprise of all members of the original district councils representing the sub- counties and will be elected from among them.

He says a date for the elections will be announced by end of the week. The Secretary adds that the new districts take effect from Thursday July 1 this year. They include Butambala, Lwengo, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Buvuma, Kyankwanzi, Ngora, Serere, and Kiryandongo among others.

Walakira Nyanzi, Ultimate Media

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