EC on the spot for disclosing only 10% of vital information
By Our Reporter
The electoral commission has come under attack by stakeholders in the electoral process after reports emerged indicating that whereas the commission is mandated to disclose all information at its disposal for public consumption in areas like
The principal judge Justice Flavian Zeija was the chief guest the report lunch which took place at Protea hotel Kololo
information on its budget, procurement policy, processes and awards of contracts, details of accreditation of media during elections among others, the commission under unclear circumstances disclosed only 10% of all information at its disposal an act which has raised eyebrows.
DEBATING ELECTORAL COMMISSION ISSUES.
In a report issues by the Africa freedom of information centre [AFIC] which was released recently in Kampala, it states that on a closer look at the commission website, some categories of information that has been proactively disclosed for example the bid notices, voter education information among others however their remains more critical information which should be disclosed on te website but ha never been done.
Pertaining to the disclosure of procurement information by the EC, AFIC sought the views of the public procurement and disposal of public assets authority [PPDA] which had shocking revelations.
The EC is dully registered in the government procurement portal [GPP] although the amount of information which they released is not sufficient as it stands at 10% for example there are a few
Procurements that EC has posted on the portal compared to what they conducted during the year.
We shall publish the report findings soon so that the public can understand the workings of the EC and determine if it was really doing the real job as mandated by the law.
The same EC made huge financial losses to the taxpayer courtesy of bogus procurement deals which point at inflated costs leading to the loss of 633m.
Details would follow soon.