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Electral Commission gives update on the National Voters’ Register

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In accordance with Article 61 (1)(e) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (as amended), and Sections 18 and 19 of the Electoral Commission Act (Cap 140), the Electoral Commission will conduct a General Update of the National Voters’ Register, in preparation for the 2020-2021 General Elections.

The General Update of the National Voters’ Register will be conducted at update stations as shall be publicised for each parish throughout Uganda, from Thursday 21st November 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019, starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm, on each of the appointed dates, including weekends.

The public is urged to carefully note the following activities which will be undertaken during this General Update exercise:

*a) Registration of Citizens who are eligible to vote*

i) During the General Update exercise, the Electoral Commission will register eligible Ugandan citizens of 18 years and above, who are not yet registered as voters.

ii) The update exercise will be a self-reporting exercise in which a person intending to register as a voter will turn up in person at an update centre in order to provide his/her personal details, photograph, signature and finger prints.

iii) An eligible person who wishes to register as a voter will be able to do so at any of the update centres countrywide where a registration kit will be stationed.

iv) A person who is already registered as a voter anywhere in Uganda must not register again.

*b) Application for Transfer of Voting Location*

i) During the update exercise, registered voters who wish to transfer to new voting locations will be able to apply for such transfer.

ii) A voter who wishes to transfer to a new voting location must present confirmation that he/she originates from or is, at the time of application for transfer, a resident of the Parish of that (new) voting location. Such applicants should ensure they have details of their previous voting location.

iii) A person who wishes to apply for transfer of his or her voting location is free to present himself or herself at any of the update centres where a registration kit will be stationed.

*c) Confirmation of Registration Particulars*

i) The update exercise will also enable registered voters to check and confirm that their particulars are on the Register at voting locations which they indicated during registration.

ii) The exercise will further enable registered voters to confirm accuracy of their particulars on the Voters Register, and correct any error(s) that may be identified in their particulars on the Register.

iii) To facilitate this confirmation, the Commission will display at each update station, the Register of each polling station within the respective Parish/Ward.

iv) For purpose of clarity, voters may only make necessary correction in regard to spelling mistakes, gender and a mismatch of photograph, as the case may be.

v) Registered voters will not be able to make changes to their age/date of birth, or include (new) additional names.

*d) Update of Learners’ Information for Purposes of Voting*

i) During this exercise, the details of learners who were registered under the Learners Project in 2017 and have since attained the age of 18 years will be updated and assigned a polling station within their parish of residence or origin.

ii) Accordingly, such eligible learners must not register afresh but are advised to present themselves at the update centre with their National Identification Number (NIN) in order to specify their preferred polling stations for purposes of voting.

*e) Update of Registers of Special Interest Groups*

During this exercise, the Electoral Commission will also compile and update the following Voters’ Registers

i) The National Youths Voters’ Register for election of Youth Councils and Committees;

ii) The Workers’ Voters’ Register for election of Representatives to Parliament;

iii) The National PWDs Voters’ Register for election of PWD Councils and Committees;

iv) The National Older Persons Voters’ Register for election of Older Persons Councils and Committees.

*f) Cut-off Date for Registration of Voters and Application for Transfer of Voting Location*

The Electoral Commission has appointed Wednesday 11th December 2019, as the cut-off date for registration of voters in Uganda.

Registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within Uganda will not be conducted after this date.

The Electoral Commission appeals to all stakeholders in the electoral process to support the General Update exercise through enthusiastic participation, and in accordance with the guidelines which have been issued for this exercise.

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Singer Rashy K Releases New EP “Celebration”

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Sweden-based Ugandan singer Rashid Kibirige aka Rashy K is back in 2020 with a new massive EP titled “Celebration”.

This follows his 2018 EP dubbed “Good Vibes”, which had great songs like “Miss Worldwide” and “Onkubye” among others.

Speaking to this website, Rashy K said he named his latest EP “Celebration” because, “The celebration of something is praise and appreciation which is given to it. I’m so grateful and just celebrating life, the past, the future, memories, love found, love lost, friends, family, mistakes, wins, losses, lessons and goals”.

The singer says the EP is different from his previous music because he is aiming bigger.

“This EP is very real, very relatable and so important for my catalogs. I’m aiming bigger and wider with this one. It’s important that my followers really give this some serious listening,” he said.

Rashy K recently unveiled the EP at a listener’s party in Västerås City – Sweden, where he performed for his fans and music lovers.

The celebration EP is already available YouTube, Sound Cloud, Spotify and iTunes.

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GMG boss, Paul Owor announces plans to contest for MP Busiro South

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Paul Owor is a reknown name in and around town, first for being loaded and also for slashing cash around musicians. He has previously signed artistes to his label GMG, lately ventured into singing but his latest plans are far different from doing music.

Paul Owor yesterday announced he was going to contest for MP Busiro South, a position he maintains he will win. Amidst cheers, Paul Owor was welcomed by his esteemed voters. Paul will begin his campaign trail as soon they are open and we wish him the very best.

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Yalelo Uganda opens Premium Fish Outlet In Jinja

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Jinja town has, only a few weeks after being made a city, started registering massive developmental strides. While speaking during the launch of Yalelo Uganda, Uganda’s first fish outlet in Jinja, the mayor of Jinja town, Majid Batambuze applauded the Government for laying such great foundations for investors to develop Jinja town.

“The Yalelo Uganda Fish outlet has come at the right time, and is plugging right into the overarching developmental plan of attracting and onboarding new investors to the city of Jinja. We are in the process of making infrastructural remodeling and renovation in order to enable businesses to thrive easily. The fact that Yalelo Uganda has opened shop in Uganda will not only create employment opportunities, but as well attract more investors to the city,” Majid Batambuze stated during the launch.

The Prime Minister of Busoga Kingdom Hon Hosman Nuru Hamid also applauded Yalelo Uganda for leading the race in value addition. He emphasized the need for value addition for traders, in correspondence with the key areas of focus of the president of the country, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

“It’s a great opportunity for Jinja and Busoga to be the first city in the country to have an outlet of an international Fish processing chain in the caliber of Yalelo. Let’s support the innovation, lets buy fish since the business has also employed our very own from the region,” stated Hon Hosman Nuru.

Speaking on behalf of Yalelo Uganda at their newly launched premises on Nizam Road, Jinja, Mr . Martin Kasasila, the Commercial Director promised expansion of Yalelo to other towns around the country with a target of 30 outlets.

“80 of our employees are from jinja, and the numbers will double soon. Our commitment is to producing the highest quality fresh fish in Uganda, processed with maximum hygiene standards, at the lowest price. We take pride in the fact that we have cultivated top notch capacity to process and deliver the freshest fish from the Lake Victoria at unbelievably cheap prices. You can buy fish from as low as 5,400 ugx and a kilogram goes for just 12,000 ugx,” said Martin Kasasila, the commercial director of Yalelo Uganda.

About Yalelo.

Yalelo Uganda is a member of First Wave group, an internationally acclaimed low cost fish producing franchise that have quickly grown to become the sector leader in Africa. This has been made possible by developing a structure that ensuring the best level of quality in their value chain of fish feed, fish production, distribution & retail. Typically, fresh fish is sold through local fish mongers at your local market, by the road sides in homesteads, and at landing sites. Yalelo Uganda intends to provide a convenient one stop shop for high quality fresh fish served in a hygienic environment at an affordable price.

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King Micheal sets up his own premises

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Following criticisms that arose from the altimatum that was issued by his landlord, a one Tendo over rent arrears summing up to 4.8 million,the dance hall artiste King Micheal decided invest in real estate to avoid facing such problems again.

Micheal Mugwanya popularly known as King Micheal shared pictures of six bedroom house which he says is out of his sweat.He said he got embarrassed and learnt his lessons which is why he will decided to construst his own premises to be his own boss.

The faded muko muko singer has been in the entertainment headlines this year for different drama.Earlier this year , he accused Balaam Barugahara of blocking his chances to meet the president he later contradicted himself and apologized to Balaam claiming that he was set up by NRM enemies to attack him.

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