Saturday, February 19, 2011

Our Uganda Friday: 18th February 2011

by Darlyne Komukama

Uganda took to the polls today and voted to elect a new president as well as local Members of Parliament and Women Members of Parliament.

As the only Ugandan employee of Awava, I was proud to perform my civic duty and vote. That wasn't without it's hiccups though as the first polling station I went to didn't have my name on the list and I found this out after waiting in line, in the hot February sun for a half hour. Thankfully, the polling station I was sent to next did have my name on the list and had no queue.

The reports have already started trickling in from the Electoral Commission and the results should be released on Sunday.

Here's to hoping for a peaceful process.

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