Parliament to Vet New E.C Bosses Today

The Appointments Committee of Parliament is expected to convene on Monday morning to vet the new Electoral Commission leadership appointed recently.

The invitations sent to the 30 member Committee that is chaired by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, and the Clerk to Parliament, Ms. Jane Kibirige indicated that the electoral body’s Chairperson, Deputy and 4 Commissioners designate are all going to be scrutinized on the same day.

President Yoweri Museveni in November appointed new EC chiefs to replace the old Commission that was under Eng. Badru Kiggundu whose mandate had expired in the same month.

In a letter to Speaker of Parliament, Museveni designated the Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama to be Chairperson of the Commission and to be deputized by Hajjat Aisha Lubega. Four other personalities to join the electoral body as five member Commissioners are Peter Emorut, Steven Tashobya, Prof George Piwang and Mustapha Ssebaggala Kigozi.

The four are to join Ms. Justin A. Mugabi whose tenure at EC is yet to expire. According to Chapter 5 of the Constitution, the 7 to heads of the EC are supposed to be vetted and approved by Parliament after appointment by the President.

The Appointments Committee of Parliament is ever closed to the media but ChimpReports is going to details of the proceedings.


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