NRM directs on Karenga, Kikuube Woman MP polls

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Tanga Odoi

Following the creation of the new Districts of Karenga (carved out of Kaabong) and Kikuube (carved out of Hoima), the Woman Representatives to Parliament of the Mother Districts opted to represent the New Districts, leaving the Old Districts without representation.

As such, the National Electoral Commission has released a Programme for filling these Vacancies.

In turn, the NRM EC hereby announces a Roadmap for the election of a Flag Bearer for Kaabong for the above positions as follows;

1      Fri 9th – Wed 14thAug          2019 Expression of interest & picking Nomination forms        NRM EC HQs/DEO at district

2      Mon 12th Aug 2019      Press briefing announcing Roadmap       NRM EC at HQs

3      To be communicated   Consultative meeting with stakeholders   NRM EC at District

4      Thu 15th – Fri 16thAug 2019 Nominations       NRM EC at HQs/DEO at district

5      Sat 17th – Sat 24th Aug 2019 Period of Update, cleaning & production of final voter’s register      NRM EC at district HQs

6      Sat 17th – Sat 24th

Aug 2019   Joint Campaigns  NRM EC/DEO

7      Mon 26th Aug 2019      Polling day NRM EC at district

8      Tue 27th Aug 2019      Conflict resolution (if any)     NRM EC/Secretariat

9      Wed 28th –Thu 29th Aug 2019        Nomination of candidates at district HQs NRM Secretariat/National EC.

 Requirements for aspiring Candidates for Woman MP

For purposes of clarity, any person who wishes to contest for the above position must meet the following requirements:

1.     Must be a Ugandan Female

2.     Must be at least 18 years and above

3.     Must be a member of the NRM

4.     Must be a resident in the district

5.     Must have his/her ‘’O’’ and ‘’A’’ level certificates or their equivalent verified/certified by UNEB/UNCHE

6.     Must not be employed in an organization wholly owned by government

7.     Must not be a member of the armed forces such as the army, police and prisons

8.     Must be a registered voter by the National Electoral Commission

9.     Must not be a Cultural leader

Lower local Government Council Positions

During the same electoral process, the commission shall also conduct Primaries for lower local government council positions including;

a)    LCIII Chairpersons/Town Council Mayors

b)    District directly- elected and Woman councilors

c)     Sub county directly-elected and Woman councilors

These positions are 75 (in Hoima) and 25 (in Kaabong). Expression of interest and picking of Nomination Forms for these positions is currently ongoing at our district offices in the two districts. No academic qualifications are required.

Joint Campaigns

Dr. Tanga Odoi (PhD), Chairperson, NRM Electoral commission said campaigns shall strictly be joint as provided for in the NRM Constitution.

“The Commission also wishes to warn all aspiring candidates and other interested parties to refrain engaging in any form of campaigns until the gazette time as laid out in the just announced NRM EC roadmap.”

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