The Uganda human rights commission has aksed the Electoral Commission to increase the number of nomination centers which should also be spread to the lower local government levels.
The Acting chairperson for the Uganda Human rights commission Dr. Amooti Katebalirwe says the increase in number of nomination centers wwouldill help to address the challenges of availability and accessibility that may be faced by candidates particularly those are vulnerable.
He also asked various political parties to apply mechanisms that can guarantee free, fair and transparent primaries electoons and this will promote democracy.
He says increasing on the nomination centers wil also help to central the spread of COVID -19.
In a related development, The Electoral Commission has been urged to step up its supervision of political parties to ensure that they declare source of their campaign financing and also show accountability
This is seen as one of the key steps required to regulate the amount of money being injected in elections by political parties’ thereby promoting commercialization of politics
The executive director at the Alliance for Finance Monitoring Henry Muguzi says that if the current mechanism is not working, the commission should set up a fully fledged department
This at the launch of this report dubbed Commercialized politics and captivity of state institutions in Uganda at their offices on Lumumba Avenue
Muguzi says that in the long run, Uganda needs a law to regulate political parties