The Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Hon.Judith Nabakooba is urging all candidates gearing to start political campaigns across the country to ensure that they run them based on truth and not hatred to avoid dividing the country on political lines.
On Thursday 22nd October, the electoral commission announced a two months campaign roadmap for MPs, local councils and special interest groups which start on 9th November 2020 and are expected to end by 1st February 2021.
According to Nabakooba, “political campaigns should not be a time for candidates to use abusive language against each other.”
Candidates are warned against defaming others, telling falsehoods against each other, inciting public disorder, inciting hatred or violence in full respect to the cultural diversity and political differences in the country.
In another development, the minister is tasking parents to be vigilant on the registration fee charged by UNEB as they register candidates.
The caution by the minister follows the previous habits by head teachers to charge exorbitant prices for the registration of candidates which prices are against those asked by the national examination body (UNEB)
UNEB last week came out to release the time table to be followed by schools to register all candidates in a process to start next month and its expected to last only five weeks.
Upon releasing the time table, UNEB executive secretary, Daniel Odong confirmed the official charges for each level. (PLE-UGX.34,000, UCE-164,000 and UACE-186,000)
He now reminds schools and political candidates to remember that coivd19 still exists and all the set guidelines have to be followed.