DP rejects Shs464m elections cash


DP Spokesperson Kenneth Paul Kakande


Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has rejected the Shs 464m part of the money given to political parties by government to boost 2016 elections.

DP spokesperson, Paul Kenneth Kakande, made the revelation today while addressing press in Kampala.

Yesterday, Government released Shs 10bn to fund political party activities ahead of the 2016 general elections as per the mandate of section 14 (a) of the Political parties and Organisations Act of 2005.

Speaking on the occasion, Electoral Commission Chairman, Eng. Badru Kiggundu, said the money would be shared among six political parties with representation in Parliament.

He said the formula of distribution was prescribed in the law; the money is divided according to the number of members divided by the total number of members in Parliament and then multiplied by 10 billion.

According to Kakande, after all the mathematics has been done, what is left for DP is too little to fund their planned activities come 2016.

While Kigunddu said some political parties had already received money on their accounts, Kakande said DP has not yet seen the money.

“The Shs 464m is too little. It cannot help during the campaigns of both parliamentary and presidential elections,” Kakande pointed out.

He advised government to use that money and boos the rotten health sector and other ventures.

Meanwhile, Uganda People’s Congress Party Vice President, Joseph Bbosa, told KFM that he has not seen the money yet while FDC Secretary General, Alice Alaso, got a communication about the matter.

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