By Najibu Mulema
The electoral commission has been hailed for scoring high in respect to planning the general elections.
In a report on the outgoing electoral commission by Citizen Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda(CCEDU) applauds the commission for introducing roadmaps and involving stakeholders in the development of democracy.
The report also commends the electoral commission for introducing new technology in the last polls that sae the use of Biometric voters verification technology across the country with a success rate of 90 percent recorded.
The organisation coordinator Crispy Kaheru however says the fact that it has been constantly faulted for not conducting adequate voter education, reduces thr commission’s scores. He says the incoming commission should work to address and identify challenges hindering the delivery of free and fair elections in addition to improving it’s perception image in the electoral process.
“Challenges including weak electoral laws, resources constraints, limited autonomy, insecurity of tenure, issues of commercialisation of politics and other barriers of political complexities could have affected the performance of the outcomining electoral commission as well as it’s possibilities of delivery on its mandate,” said Kaheru.
I would like to call upon the incoming electoral commission to be more keen, build a positive percentage in people towards the commission througg conducting free and fair elections,” he added.