Kadaga Defends Lining Up In Impending LC1 Elections
The speaker of parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has defended the method of lining up in electing LC one leaders saying that it cannot impede the rights of voters.
This after the 16 ambassadors that met the speaker of parliament this afternoon showed their concern on the decision to hold elect leaders through lining up saying that it is likely to affect the rights of voters especially women voters.
Kadaga in response noted that the issue of electing leaders at local government level has over delayed and said that she does not believe that lining up will prevent people from electing their desired leaders.
However, the French ambassador to Uganda Stefano Rivoal noted that as European union, they were willing to provide funds to conduct these elections through secret ballot if they had been contacted saying that even though these elections are important, many women are likely to be intimidated into making choices that are not of their own.