05/03/2016 Programme for Elections of Members of Parliament Representing Workers

Programme for Elections of Members of Parliament Representing Workers

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for conduct of elections for Members of Parliament Representing Workers.

  1. The electoral process will start with the elections of delegates of the Non-unionised Workers.
  2. A non-unionised worker is a worker who performs services in exchange for renumeration, with a valid employment identity card, but is not a member of a labour union;
  3. The Minister responsible for Workers shall convene all willing non-unionised workers at every sub county in Uganda, for purposes of nominating delegates, while the Electoral Commission shall organize and conduct the elections.
  4. The Sub County Delegates Conference will be held on Saturday 5th March 2016, at each Sub County Headquarters, and shall elect ten (10) delegates, at least three of whom shall be women, to the District Delegates Conference;
  5. The District Non-unionised Workers’ Delegates’ Conference will be held on Monday 7th March 2016, at each District Headquarters, starting at 7:00am and ending at 4:00pm. The Conference shall elect ten (10) delegates, at least three of whom shall be women, to the Regional Non-unionised Workers Delegates’ Conference.
  6. The Regional Delegates Conference will be held on Wednesday 9th March 2016, in the following four traditional regions of Uganda, to elect ten (10) delegates for each of the four (4) regions, who will form part of the subsequent Electoral College for the election of Members of Parliament Representing Workers. 

No.

Region

Host District

1.

Northern Region

Arua

2.

Eastern Region

Mbale

3.

Central Region

Luwero

4.

Western Region

Mbarara

 

Any persons who wish to register to participate in the Delegates’ Conference at the above levels shall fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Must be a Ugandan citizen of 18 years and above;
  2. Must be a registered voter;
  3. Must be a worker who performs services in exchange for remuneration, with a valid employment identity card;
  4. Must not be a member of a labour union;

Stakeholders are further urged to note the following:

  1. The conference will start at 7:00am and nomination shall be done orally, by a proposer and two seconders.
  2. Voting shall be done by lining up behind the candidate, starting with filling the three slots for the women delegates at each level.
  3. The ten (10) persons at each level above will not be elected for a position, for example, Chairperson, Vice, Secretary, etc, but will only be designated as delegates for the respective level.
  4. Please note that any person who aspires to contest for election as a Member of Parliament representing Workers must have attained a minimum formal education of Advanced (A) Level or its equivalent, as provided for under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Parliamentary Elections Act (as amended). 

The ten delegates from each region will represent the respective region at the National Delegates Conference for election of Members of Parliament Representing Workers, which will take place on 10th and 11th March 2016, at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. 

The Electoral Commission calls on all eligible workers to turn up in big numbers and exercise their constitutional right to elect their leaders at the above elective levels.

 

Eng. Dr. Badru M. Kiggundu

Chairperson, Electoral Commission

Saturday, March 5, 2016