The Electoral Commission postponed the nomination of candidates for the election of Lord Mayor, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), pending the availing of Regulations governing the electoral exercise, by the Minister for Kampala Capital City, as required under Section 82 of the KCCA Act, 2010.
Following a consultative meeting by the Minister for Kampala with the Electoral Commission, held today, Monday, 16th November 2015, on the above matter, the Electoral Commission, announces resumption of the electoral process for Lord Mayor, Kampala Capital City Authority, under Section 9 of the KCCA Act and The Local Government Act, Cap 243 (as amended).
The nomination of candidates for Lord Mayor will therefore, be conducted from 18th – 20th November 2015, at the Office of the Returning Officer, Kampala, Minister’s Village, Plot 9 Muwafu Road, Ntinda, Kampala, starting at 9:00am until 5:00pm.
Meanwhile Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago said he was happy after government suspended KCCA amendment bill. Posting on his Facebook wall today, the mayor said he was happy that government succumbed to pressure to withdraw the bill. He posted as below.
Erias Lukwago; I feel I owe you a great debt of gratitude for the spirited fight against all machinations designed to disenfranchise the people of Kampala. Much as government finally succumbed to intense public pressure to withdraw the obnoxious KCCA Amendment Bill, Ugandans are longing for that day the likes of Dr. Badru Kiggundu will be called to account for their reckless, and at times fraudulent, commissions and ommissions. My deepest sympathies go out to Isaac Kugonza, a DELTA TV reporter who sustained serious injuries in line of duty as he was filming the infamous police raid on my home. The most interesting dimension of the whole story, though, was the sagacious proposal that I should consider unseating Hon. Ruhindi from the Nakawa constituency. I must confess I enjoyed every bit of the spontaneous and captivating debate which spread like wild fire. It was such a humbling experience to me. All said and done, I wish to reiterate the unshakeable stand that my mind is focused on the mandate you entrusted to me, the mandate I have tenaciously and resiliently defended against all odds for the last five years. As we prepare to roll out a new programme for our campaign trail, I humbly appeal to you to remain firm and resolute on the struggle for good governance. FOR GOD AND MY COUNTY.