By Ben Musanje

23rd Jan 2019


The Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has written an open letter to President Yoweri Museveni, asking him to support the expeditious enactment of the election campaign financing bill 2018.


This comes after the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, recently tasked the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to table the electoral reforms bill as part of the 2016 Supreme Court rulings.


In their open letter to the President dated 19th January 2019, CCEDU says this is one of the steps to check the use of dirty money in elections in Uganda.


The letter further informs President Museveni that the use of such money continues to stifle the true meaning of democracy.


CCEDU Coordinator Crispy Kaheru says the 3 trillion shillings used in the previous election by both the national Electoral Commission and political parties, deters those with ideas but without money from joining politics.


He adds that there is urgent need to address the monetization of elections, corruption, integrity of the national voters register and violence during elections among others if the 2021 general election is to be free and fair.


Thursday 24th January 2019 06:45:08 AM