By our reporter
Civil Society organizations Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) together with the South Western Institute for Policy and Advocacy (SOWIPA) have revealed that they are going to deploy 30 community election observers to the Ruhaama County By election which is going to take place on 11 January, 2018.
According to CCEDU Secretariat, the observers will be deployed in the 11 sub counties of Ruhaama, including Ntungamo, Itojo, Nyakyera, Ruhaama, Ruhaama East , Rukoni East, Rukoni West, Kafunjo TC, Rweikiniro, Kitwe TC and Rubobo.
“Observers will report on general election administration including opening, polling and closing processes of polling stations; tallying and announcement of results; the conduct of security agencies; the role of media; participation of special interest groups; as well as the immediate aftermath of the by-election,” CCEDU Secretariat revealed, adding, “The observation is intended to verify whether the electoral processes adhere to international standards and national legal provisions of conducting credible, free and fair elections.”
Meanwhile, Ruhaama Constituency seat fell vacant after the death of area MP William Beijukye Zinkuratire (NRM) on November 4, 2017.