• CCEDU MEMBERSHIP MEETING
    CCEDU MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    Former Police Spokesperson Mr Emilian Kayima arrives at the Democracy House in Nsambya for the CCEDU membership meeting on 10th December 2017.

  • CCEDU PARTNERSHIPS
    CCEDU PARTNERSHIPS

    The EC Chairperson Justice Byabakama (4th Left), Dr Livingstone Sewanyana (3rd Left) and other CCEDU members at the EC Offices in Kampala following a meeting to strengthen the working relationship between the two organisations.

  • Elections
    Elections

    A Uganda Electoral Commision official puts an elderly lady's thumb on the BVV machine during a by-election in Kaboong.

  • Vote counting
    Vote counting

    Increased transparency, integrity and democratic participation in Uganda’s electoral process

  • Electoral Reforms Campaign
    Electoral Reforms Campaign

    Hon Ken Lukyamuzi (standing) waves to the congregation during the public dialogue on electoral Reforms at the Lord Mayor's parlour on 14th March 2019.

News Highligts

A good election starts with a clean voter’s register

By Charity. Kalebbo. Ahimbisibwe On Friday, October 11, 2019, I met a group of young people called ... Read more

CLARIFICATION ON THE CCEDU STATEMENTS ON HOIMA DISTRICT WOMAN MP BY-ELECTION

CCEDU has taken note of the concerns raised by members and sections of the public on its Hoima Distr... Read more

Post-polling Impressions from the Hoima District Woman MP By-election

On Friday, 27th September 2019 at 03:30am, NRM candidate for the Hoima District Woman MP By-election... Read more

Dr Livingstone Sewanyana, UN Expert, takes fight against corruption to global sp…

Prior to making his second presentation to the UN today Thursday, September 12, 2019, Dr Livingstone... Read more

enfrdeitptrues
  • CCEDU anticipates a 70% voter turnout in 2021 general elections
  • How is CCEDU prepared to observe 2021 General Elections?
  • Crispin Kaheru Comments on the possibility of the Opposition Alliance in Uganda
  • The Impact of failing to conduct Elections in newly created districts on the 2021 Electoral Road Map
  • YOUNG WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
  • Human Rights activists renew calls for abolition of death penalty in Uganda
  • CCEDU writes an open Letter to President Museveni about Electoral Reforms
  • CCEDU WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • What Uganda needs is a National Dialogue
  • POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE; A NEW WAVE IN UGANDA
  • CCEDU CONDUCTS A CONSULTATIVE DIALOGUE IN THE NEWLY CREATED DISTRICT, KIKUUBE
  • VOTER CIVIC EDUCATION - CCEDU
  • SAY NO TO BRIBERY IN ELECTIONS
  • YOUTH VOICES OF REFORM
  • VOTABILITY CAMPAIGN - CCEDU
  • TOPOWA , Honour Your Vote - CCEDU
  • CCEDU LAUNCHES NATIONAL CONSENSUS PLATFORM
  • WEST NILE YOUTH PROTEST AGAINST THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
  • CCEDU CALLS FOR URGENT MEMBERS' MEETING
  • Voice- Nebbi and Zombo Community Platform
  • Voice- Moroto and Nepak Community Platform

Ms Margaret Zziwa's days at the helm of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) could be numbered.

More and more EALA MPs want her impeached. From a minority and negligible one, now the word is that 15 legislators have reportedly signed a petition to impeach her.

One of the reasons for which they want her impeached is because of what is believed to be a rather high dose of intransigence swishing around her Right Honourable self. More specifically, her refusal to budge from her unusual position on rotation of sittings of the regional parliament is where the beef lies.

Her problems date back to last year when she shot down a proposal by Kenya to have each of the bloc's five members host EALA sittings for one year during its five-year terms.

Ms Zziwa said then that it was not the appropriate time to discuss the issue.
This miffed not just the Kenyans but the Rwandese too, who, having just recently joined the bloc, would have wanted to host its sessions for at least one year straight instead of just a fortnight.

Hosting the sessions is good for the strongmen in some of the countries because they can claim to have "brought the community" to their respective countries, it is said.

Besides, though the host country has to have the hotels to host the EALA delegates, it means big business for the host country's hospitality industry.

The other reason is that the displeasure of the Kenyans and Rwandans with Zziwa's decision was not lost on President Museveni, who has never genuinely warmed up to her leadership of EALA.

It is just that, like he did when he in 1985 signed a peace agreement with the Tito Okello junta that had beaten him to overthrowing the Obote regime, Mr Museveni bid his time.

But his patience has since reportedly run out.
Some Ugandans, who are working to catch his eye and ear, are now encouraging their Kenyan, Rwandan, Burundian and Tanzanian MPs to impeach Zziwa.

In her place, the National Resistance Movement wants Ms Dora Byamukama, whom Ms Zziwa controversially beat to the seat in what was a rather shabby 'election' a few years ago.

From Daily Monitor

Who We are !!!

Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU)
is a broad coalition that brings together over 800
like-minded civil society organizations
and
over eight thousand individuals to advocate for
electoral democracy in Uganda.

The overriding agenda of this coalition is to advocate
and promote integrity, transparency and active
citizen participation in Uganda’s
electoral process.

Read more