In a weekly press briefing held at the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance, Hon. Nabakooba has emphasized key issues of National Guidance in order to ensure that the public is well informed and guided.
Following the end of Parliamentary and Local government nominations, the Electoral Commission marked November 9th, for Campaigns to officially start and to end by 1st of February 2021.
However, the Minister has urged politicians to be mindful of the guidelines for the political campaigns saying that this should not be a time for candidates to use abusive language against each other.
Candidates are warned against defaming others, telling falsehoods against each other, inciting public disorder, inciting hatred or violence, Nabakooba said.
Candidates are expected to conduct their campaigns in a manner that respects the diversity of culture and political differences.
On the matter of campaign posters, all local government authorities including KCCA have issued guidelines for setting up campaign posters.
For example, campaign posters should not be pinned on road signs; campaign banners should not be hanging on electricity power lines.
Campaign posters or any other campaign material should not be used in such a way that endangers the lives of people or a way that inconveniences the movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
The Minister has emphasized that COVID-19 is still in the community and it kills. She has continued to remind everyone to put the preventive measures into action like wearing masks all the time when in public, especially during this campaign period.
Graha Details would like to continue encouraging members of the public that if you suspect to have been exposed to COVID-19, please go for a test at a government facility for free.
Let us continue wearing our Masks, washing of hands with soap all the time and maintaining social distancing as well.