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Members of the Uganda Community in Illinois

RE: POSTPONEMENT OF ELECTIONS 

Greetings!

As you are all well aware, per our constitution we were supposed to hold elections to the offices of the Executive of the UCI  and to the membership of the Board of Trustees at the Annual General Meeting of 2018 normally scheduled in October.

We regret to inform you that the Elections will not take place in October of 2018.

We wish to inform you that the Elections will take place the Easter weekend of 2019, Saturday April 13, 2019.

Any inconveniences to members caused by this postponement is highly regretted.

 

The postponement was caused by the following factors:

A-INTRODUCTION OF NEW REQUIREMENTS IN THE ELECTIONS EXERCISE

{I} The Board recommended that nominated and qualified Candidates ought introduce themselves and state their intentions and or plans to the electorate just before the casting of the votes.

The EC required time to study how this will be implemented.

{ii}  The EC recommended that the Voter’s Register need updating. Logistics for this exercise were not availed to the EC in time

B- CONSTITUTIONAL GLITCH

Elections to the two organs of UCI (the Board and the Executive) on the same day presented a Constitutional problem. Our Constitution says , it is the Board which will ratify/ declare valid results of  the elections to the Executive.

Under the circumstances the EC required a General meeting approval to conduct the elections of the Board at a later date.

C- EMPTY POSTS ON THE EC

The current EC has two vacancies that need to be filled in order to have enough human resources to execute the elections process and logistics.

In view of the above circumstances, the Board and the EC were left with no other options except to postpone the elections to next year.

We humbly apologize to the whole community and especially intending candidates.

We are working tirelessly to see that all issues are resolved in time for the Elections in April 2019.

 

ABDULAZIZ WASSWA DAMULIRA                                                      ROBERT MUGERA

Chairman Board of Trustees UCI                                                          Chairman, EC.

 

Chicago to host UNAA convention

The city of Chicago has been named as the hosting city for the annual Uganda North American association (UNAA) convention 2019.

The Convention that runs from August 30th 2018 thru September 3rd 2018 will be held at the Hyatt regency on Wacker drive. Registration for this event is already open. www.unaaonline.org.

Special thanks to the UCI members who worked had to enable this. Volunteers are still need to help in organizing that event. Contact; Mr. Eddie Kyobe for more details.