Following the flopped first Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) general elections on 6th June 2023 at due to technical challenges ,Uganda Musicians Association Electoral Committee has resolved to conduct fresh elections.
The fresh election will take place on 28th June 2022 and will be carried out at one polling center in Kampala which is National Theater Gardensfor proper supervision .
According to the press released ,the committee also resolved that the elections will be held by secret – ballot not digital as it was suggested perviously to make the exercise fair and transparent.
“Following guidance from the UMA Policy Board, I have decided to organize the polls in the next two weeks so that the organisation doesn’t continue any longer without leadership,” Geoffrey Ekongot, the Chairman UMA Electoral Committee said in the statement.
Sophie Gombya, the Vice Chairperson UMA Police Board said that; “Due to the high cost of organising country-wide elections, we have decided that our members will come and vote from Kampala. It was a difficult decision to make considering the financial circumstance of some of our members, but it was the last option available.”
Candidates will be expected to continue campaigning and carrying out voter education .Various activities shall be conducted to engage members towards elections day.