By Hussein Kiganda
Singer Kalifah Aganaga (real name Sadat Mukiibi) has expressed discontent with the decision by the electoral commission of the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) to organise online polls.
Talking to journalists on May 19, the Business singer questioned the commission’s decision to organise elections that are scientific after the lifting of restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic.
He observed that the cost of data is high and would hinder the progress of the polls.
“As Africans, we are not used to online voting, but ballot papers. Most Ugandans are not educated enough to use phones and the data is so costly. Some of the voters may not get data to vote,” he said.
Aganaga also advised the electoral commission to provide a clear roadmap of the elections to enable voters and candidates to prepare.
“All these should have already been out by now so that we, candidates, can know when we are going to particular places and not collide. But this is not yet in place,” he said.
He is contesting for the position of vice-president alongside Irene Kusiima, Hanson Baliruno Mandela and Andrew Ojambo.
According to Aganaga, the commission is not yet ready to organise the elections slated for Monday, May 23.