FINANCE MINISTER EXPLAINS THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE LCI ELECTIONS.

FINANCE MINISTER EXPLAINS THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE LC1 ELECTIONS.

By Alice Lubwama

The ministry of finance has explained the postponement of Local Council 1 elections that where scheduled for early this year.

The directive was issued by cabinet yesterday citing lack of funds for the elections.

Addressing the media, minister for finance Matia Kasaijja said that the money which was meant for the election was reallocated to avert a food crisis that hit the country at the beginning of this year.

Kasaija however says that all avenues are being made to see that the Electoral Commission organizes the elections not later than December this year.

The Electoral Commission had earlier asked for 15 billion to hold these elections with voters lining up behind their preferred candidates.

Photo: Kampala Dispatch

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