Election Watch

Elections for Special Interest Groups Slated for Wednesday

KAMPALA, EC HEADQUATERS: The Electoral Commission has confirmed that elections of Councilors representing Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), Older Persons, Workers and Youth to City/ District Local Government Councils and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) will take place on Wednesday January 27, 2021.

For each City/ District Local Government Council/ KCCA, there shall be two PWDs Councilors, one of whom shall be a female to represent PWDs in the City/ District Local Government Council and KCCA.

There shall also be two Older Persons councilors, one of whom shall be a female, to represent the Older Persons in the City/ District Local Government Council and KCCA.

Furthermore, there shall be two Workers Councilors; one of whom shall be a female, to represent the Workers in the City/ District Local Government Council and KCCA, and two youth councilors, one of whom shall also be a female, to represent the youth in the City/ District Local Government Council and KCCA.

Unlike the universal adult suffrage mode of voting, the Electoral Commission clarified that voting in the above elections shall be by Electoral College.

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“Voting shall be by secret ballot using the Electoral College for each of the respective Special Interest Groups above,” states a notice from the Commission.

The youth councilors for the City/ District/ KCCA shall be elected by an electoral college composed of; members of City/ District/ KCCA youth executive committee, members of sub county/ Town/ Municipal Division Youth Executive committee, members of parish/ ward youth executive committee, one youth with disabilities (PWD) of every sub county/ Town/ Municipal Division or City Division and two student delegates from each Sub County/ Town/ Municipal Division or City Division.

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The PWDs Councilors for the City/ District/ KCCA shall be elected by an electoral college composed of members of the Sub County/ Town/ Municipal Division or City Division PWDs executive committees.



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