EC To Recruit 20000 Ahead of 2016 Polls

Electoral Commission has rolled out a massive recruitment exercise targeting 20,000 people ahead of the 2016 general election.

EC Chief Eng. Badru Kigundu
EC Chief Eng. Badru Kigundu

The recruits are expected to administer electoral activities in the Sub-County, conduct voter education in the Sub-Counties and issuing voter identification cards.

They are also expected to update the voters’ register, mobilize new voters for registration and conduct the voter’s registration exercise.

Jotham Taremwa, the Principal Electoral Commission Spokesperson said that the recruitment exercise, which started early this month is ongoing.

Taremwa said that in addition to helping in the supervising the electoral process, the recruits will also help the internal affairs ministry to issue National Identity cards.

Recently, Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former FDC president announced his intentions not to contest in the 2016 general elections claiming it is already rigged in favor of President Yoweri Museveni.

He called for the disbandment of the Electoral Commission for alleged incompetence.

3 thoughts on “EC To Recruit 20000 Ahead of 2016 Polls

  1. But why issue voter’s card? Support the National IDs and you will use those. Unless you have vested interest in the voter’s cards.

  2. The EC is incompetent. 2016 is already a failed election if we do not get a new independent electoral commission.

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