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Apac DISO Launches Election Education in Lango, Acholi Markets

A Voters Education drive was launched in Apac ahead of the 2016 elections

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Mugisha was arrested by Police over the weekend in Fort Portal town on allegations that he was circulating fake notes.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed that on arresting Mugisha, cialis 40mg counterfeit notes totaling to Shs Shs 400, erectile 000 in the denomination of 50,000 were discovered in his car.

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“As Police we are still investigating where Mugisha got these fake notes and afterwards we shall produce him in court,” he said.

Amama Mbabazi’s camp however, revealed today that Mr Mugisha was arrested while trying to collect signatures for the former Prime Minister’s presidential nominations.

According to Mbabazi’s lawyers Severino Twinobusigye, Mugisha together with another activist identified as Yusuf Karwani were collecting signatures in the district when police rounded them up.

Enanga says police is still verifying the connection of the duo with Hon Amama Mbabazi’s campaigns.

By publication, a campaign to have the two released was taking shape on various social media platforms.

 
By Geoffrey Omara

A campaign aimed at educating electorates on effective participation in the electoral process has been introduced in various markets in Lango and Acholi sub regions.

The drive is intended to increase and strengthen voter’s participation in the 2016 general elections.

The drive was launched by the District Internal Security Officer (DISO), nurse http://deborahmillercounselor.com/wp-includes/pomo/mo.php Emmanuel Adui, diagnosis at Mayov Hotel in Apac town on Monday.

The initiative is bowled out by the Platform for citizen’s participation and Accountability (PLACA), viagra order a local NGO working in Lango and Acholi region   in partnership with the Electoral Commission.

“We are starting voter education in various and markets in both urban and
rural areas this year. We expect to roll out the campaign to different parts of the country,” said Deo Nyanzi, the executive director of PLACA.

Nyanzi noted that the campaign intends to foster a good understanding of the electoral process and develop leaders of great integrity at an early age.

“After the 2011 general elections, we realized that there were a lot of invalid votes announced by the EC and this was due to lack of voter education among the citizens,” he added.

“This prompted PLACA and EC to go into a partnership to empower electorates with voter education,” Nyanzi explained.

The drive has so far rolled out the campaign in 27 districts in Lango and
Acholi sub regions.

“Apart from the education, we also help to provide the electorates with the electoral materials provided by EC,” he said.

The DISO of Apac, Adui Emmanuel lauded the campaign, saying it is a great national achievement that will yield good results if well handled.

“Voter education enhances citizen participation in governance, democratization and transformation of society,” he said.

The DISO implored the electorates to take the voter education seriously as it counts for their ability to vote for the right leaders.

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