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No academic qualifications, nomination fee required ahead of Village Women Executive Committees elections

By An Executive Editor

The nomination of candidates for Village Women Executive Committees will be conducted from June 27, 2022 to Junly 1, 2022 at the respective Sub County/City Division Headquarters, Uganda’s Electoral Commission has announced.

According to the Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama, an aspiring candidate for any office on the Women’s Committee shall be a female ordinarily resident in the village, aged eighteen (18) years of age or above and a citizen of Uganda; registered on the Village Women’s Council Register and no academic qualifications shall be required.

Furthermore, no nomination fee shall be required.

The EC says that Nomination of candidates may be made by a political party sponsoring a candidate or by a candidate standing for elections as an independent candidate.

Addressing the media at the EC headquarters in Kampala on Wednesday, Byabakama said “The conduct of Women Councils/Committees Elections are progressive in nature starting at Village and ending at National Level.”

He explained that “This means that for one to be elected at National Level, she should have been successfully elected right from Village level.”

“Please note that for one to be elected at National level, she should have been successfully elected right from the village level,” Byabakama said.

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