By Our Reporter
The Minister for Local Government has spoken out on government’s decision to extend the local council tenure by 180 days.
Speaking to the media today, 3rd January, 2023, at the Uganda Media Center, Hon. Raphael Magyezi said the extension is due to funding challenges.
Magyezi also revealed that the term of local council administrative unit councils ( LC-I and LC II) has been extended by an extra 180 days, starting on January 6th, 2024.
The term of office, was due to expire on January 5th, 2024. According to Minister Magyezi, the decision has been dictated by inadequate funding and other logistics to carry out the elections.
According to the minister, the government requires 59 billion shillings to organize both the local council and women council elections in the country.