With only one month left for the nationwide women council elections to officially kick off after the expiry of their statutory four year term, Uganda Electoral Commission officials have interacted with top officials of the various registered political parties , regarding the pending women elections, which officially kicks off on the 2nd July 2022.
The one day national stakeholders meeting was held at Royal Suites, Bugolobi in Kampala.
With the pending expiry of the current women councils nationwide within a few weeks’ time from now, Uganda Electoral Commission officials have today interacted with the various top political parties officials, human rights activists and some security officials regarding the pending nationwide women council elections scheduled to kick off early July this year.
Village Women Council elections are scheduled for the 2nd of July, Parish Councils on 22nd July, Sub county and Town Councils on 2nd Aug, District on 12th Aug, with the national council women elections coming last between the 22nd and 23rd Aug this year.
The Commissions’ Vice Chairperson Hajati Mariam Lubega advised those advocating for the extension of the term from four years to five years to lobby Parliament to change the law.
The NRM Electoral Commission Chairman Dr. Tanga Odoi, his FDC counterpart Toterebuka Bamwenda, and Social Democratic Party Secretary General Henry Lubowa commented on the pending nationwide women elections.
The sitting Chairperson of the National Women Council Hajati Faridah Kibowa said that coupled covid 19 coupled with lack of funds affected effective service delivery in her outgoing term.
The village up to the Sub county level will be conducted by lining up, while the District and National elections will be conducted under the secret ballot method.