In a weekly brief by the Minister for ICT and National Guidance held at the Ministry Headquarters in Kampala.
Government of Uganda has amended the local government Act that had set an age limit to the positions of aspiring candidates for chairperson at Sub-county, Municipality, City Division, Town councils and Municipal Division levels.
Prior to the amendment, any aspiring candidate had to be 30 years and above and not exceeding 75.
There had been complaints from some citizens who wanted to contest as chairpersons at different local government positions however starting with this ongoing electoral process, any aspiring candidate for the position of chairperson at local government level must only be 18 years and above.
Now that the restrictions, no longer exist, I want to call upon all individuals who qualify to go ahead with their plans, said Nabakooba.
Before this announcement, the Electoral Commission had already agreed to extend the nomination exercise from the 2nd October to the 5th October, 2020.
Studies for candidate classes are set to begin on October 15th as per the Ministry of Education guidelines.
Concerning Education, the Minister has urged parents, head teachers and proprietors of schools to follow the given Standard Operating Procedures that are meant to keep children safe from COVID-19.
The Ministry of Education is going to continue updating the schools and parents regarding what we have to do, she added.