The Electoral commission has dispatched a team of over 20 members to carry out proof reading of ballot papers that are to be used in the February 18th general elections.
Each team comprising 5 people each has been sent to China, Britain and 2 teams sent to South Africa where the ballot papers are being printed.
The companies contracted to print the ballot papers include Smith and Ouzman limited in Sussex,UK, Kalamazoo Secure Solutions Ltd, Worcestershire,UK, Lithotec Exports Johannesburg, South Africa and AVIC International Holding Corporation, Beijing China.
The EC spokesperson Charles Ochola says the teams comprises of technocrats of the voter data management, election management team and staticians supervised by the electoral commissioners.
He adds that according to the four printing centers, printing starts this week and will be brought into the country two weeks before the election date.
Proof reading involves checking of all particulars including correct spellings of candidates' names and symbols of the different political parties.
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Members of the different political parties have also been given a mandate to go and observe the printing process but at their own expense.
However, speaking to URN, the Inter party coalition and Forum for Democratic Change candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye said he did not know proof reading needs to be done from abroad. Besigye says what needs to be done abroad is packaging and sealing which he will be sure to send members of his party to witness the process.
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Ochola adds that they still continue to receive names of candidates who have crossed over, termed unopposed candidates from different parties. Ochola was confident that these movements are not inconveniencing the printing exercise adding that there is no set deadline for changes.