By Leilah Bbaale
The Electoral Commission has commenced the countrywide stakeholder consultative meetings to evaluate the conduct of the 2020/2021 General Elections.
The meetings will be conducted at the city/district level from today the 6th September to 18th September 2021, and will evaluate the successes and challenges identified during the General Elections and make recommendations for improvement in election management and administration in Uganda.
In Hoima, the engagement is being conducted at Hoima Resort Hotel.
EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama says the 2021 general elections were more challenging due to a number of factors including the Covid-19 restrictions and indiscipline among candidates.
Byabakama also noted that preparations for the 2023 Local Council One elections have commenced.
The participants include representatives of political parties, local government, security agencies, civil society organisations, special interest groups and the media.
Byabakama says they will evaluate their processes and document their successes and weaknesses which will inform any changes that will be introduced ahead of the 2026 elections.
The 2021 General elections were held on 14th January that saw Museveni emerging as the winner of the Presidential seat.