By Prossy Namiiro
The Uganda Musicians Association UMA has released new dates for the association’s elections that were canceled on 6th June.
In a press release written to the press, the association revealed through its social media handles that the elections were to happen on 28th June and would be held by secret ballot at the National Theatre.
“Following a resolution on 10th of June by the Uganda Musicians Association UMA policy Board, it was resolved that 28th of June is the new date set for the general elections that the elections shall be held by secret ballot and the elections shall be carried out at one polling center in Kampala for proper supervisor,” part of the statement reads.
The Vice-Chairman of the UMA Policy Board, Sophie Gombya, revealed that the decision to hold elections from the National Theatre was taken because the association lacks funds to finance countryside elections.
“Due to the high cost of organizing country-wide elections, we have decided that our members will have to come and vote from Kampala. It was a difficult decision to make considering the financial circumstances of some of our members, but it was the last option available,” said Sophie Gombya.