President Museveni Wants EC to Conduct UNSA Elections

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Electoral Commission-EC will oversee the forthcoming elections of Uganda National Students Association-UNSA, Mega Fm has learnt.

The decision was reportedly reached in a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni, the patron of UNSA and the association leadership held at Entebbe State House on Monday.

The meeting followed an order issued by Justice Musa Sekaana in January 2019 when he halted the UNSA polls following a petition by Ronald Nahwera, a student from Kyambogo University.

Nahwera sought orders restraining the outgoing UNSA Speaker, Alfred Ongwen from presiding over the said elections, arguing that his term of office expired on December, 31st, 2018.

Justice Sekaana directed the UNSA leadership led by Jotham Yamurebire Burobuto to meet with the Board of Trustees (Ministry of Education and Sports) and its Patron President Museveni to see how they can harmonize complaints from subscribers.

Now, Mega Fm has learnt the State House meeting came up with four resolutions.

One of them is that the Electoral Commission presides over the elections and that the current UNSA constitution be amended to fill the loopholes.

The meeting also agreed in principle that UNSA becomes a statutory body and that a forensic audit is conducted and the culprits be brought to book.

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