Ugandans pick 60,000 LC 1 chairpersons today

Ugandans pick 60,000 LC 1 chairpersons today

More than 17 million registered voters are this morning expected at polling stations countrywide to pick Local Council I chairpersons in 60,800 villages after a 12-year wait.

These positions are important because, as detailed under Section 26 of the Local Government Act, 1997, the Local Councils assist in maintaining law, order and security as well as receive and solve problems or disputes in villages.