East Africa

Uganda govt directs Electoral Commission to lower budget over revenue shortfall

PUBLISHED: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 11:25:08 GMT

The Government of Uganda has requested that the Electoral Commission reduce its over 700 billion shilling budget, the equivalent of about $190 million, ahead of the 2021 general elections, citing that the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development will not be able to finance it due to revenue shortfall. What does this mean as we move towards the imminent election? Analyst, Kenneth Agutamba joins CNBC Africa for more.

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