PWDs to Elect Parliamentary Representatives on Monday

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Persons with Disabilities form one of the special interest groups with up to five legislators in the national assembly. Out of the five, four MPs are picked from the four regions; Central, East, West, and North, and one national slot designated for women.

The Electoral Commission has designated tomorrow Monday February 22 as polling day for representatives of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in parliament.

Persons with Disabilities form one of the special interest groups with up to five legislators in the national assembly. Out of the five, four MPs are picked from the four regions; Central, East, West, and North, and one national slot designated for women.

Elections for the five representatives will be conducted during a delegate's conference for Persons with Disabilities to be held at Colline Hotel Mukono.

The PWD electoral structure at each district comprises of: the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, General Secretary, Publicity Secretary and Treasurer.

"Delegates at the conference will be drawn from different districts. The election will be based on the National Electoral College which represents all PWDs," EC Deputy Spokesperson Paul Bukenya says.

The other special interest groups which have not yet elected representatives to the tenth parliament include workers and the Uganda peoples defence forces.