EC Borrows 300 Vehicles to Support Elections in Kampala

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The Electoral Commission Needed Two Billion shillings to Organize Fresh Mayoral Elections in Kampala

The Electoral Commission has borrowed 300 vehicles to boost its delivery, monitoring and collection of election logistics.

Vincent Sserunjogi, the Electoral Commission sub-county supervisor for Kawempe division, says that the vehicles were borrowed from the ministries of education, water, agriculture, and finance.

The commission has also borrowed some vehicles from Kampala Capital City Authority.

Sserunjogi's explanation comes amid concerns by voters in Kawempe, who this morning confronted a KCC dirver carrying an empty ballot box. He says voters should not be shocked to see some other vehicles ferrying voter materials. He says that there was an urgent need for the Electoral Commission to boost its 120 fleet of cars to ensure an efficient and effective delivery of logistics.

Serunjogi also explains the source of the ballot box that sparked off a storm in Kikaya zone B this morning. He says that it was intended to replace a broken ballot box at Kawempe II Church of Uganda polling station.

On Sunday the Electoral Commission chairperson Badru Kiggundu advised the voter to keep an eye on any attempts to rig today's polls.

The EC boss particularly asked the voters to keep an eye on polling officers who may attempt to issue more than one ballot paper, allow non-registered voters to vote, and attempts to alter the declaration result forms.

Meanwhile, polling has so far been calm all over the city, save for the few incidents.

The heavily guarded streets are free of the usual heavy traffic and congestion.

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