The government of Uganda has declared the country’s election day, January 14th and the day after, 15th official public holidays.

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Ugandan Government declares Election Day and day after Public Holidays

The government of Uganda has declared the country’s election day, January 14th and the day after, 15th official public holidays.

It is believed that the decision was taken as a means of letting Ugandans participate in the country’s General elections which will be taking place tomorrow on Thursday around the country.

The message was carried in a circular from the Permanent Secretary for Public Service Ministry Catherine Birakwate.

“The Hon Minister for Public Service informs the general public that Thursday 14th January and Friday 15th January 2021 will be observed as public holidays throughout Uganda to enable citizens to participate in the elections of the president and members of parliament,” part of the circular reads.

Uganda has about 18million voters with more than half of them located in rural settings. This means that a number of people have to travel upcountry to vote.

Fearing bloodshed, some Ugandans are leaving Kampala to vote in the home regions in the tense presidential and parliamentary elections due tomorrow (January 14).

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