The Electoral Commission has explained the absence of observers and candidates’ agents at Entebbe International airport to witness the arrival of the 2nd batch of ballot papers.
The commission yesterday received 360 pallets containing over 36,000, 000 ballots from Dubai.
However there was no representative of the observers or any of the candidates.
The commission secretary Sam Rwakoojo says their absence is a sign that they are satisfied with the work done by the Electoral Commission.
On Friday Last week when the first batch of ballot papers was delivered, the agents complained of not being allowed to verify the consignment.
Meanwhile the Electoral Commission has designated another day for public demonstration of the biometric voter verification System.
The commission which has come under attack over the new technology on Saturday held the first public demonstration of how the new technology works.
The chairperson Eng Badru Kiggundu says the commission will conduct another demonstration on Saturday at all its district offices across the country, appealing to all those who missed last week to use this chance to be verified.
Meanwhile the commission has allayed fears that the time given for issuance of the Voter Location slips was inadequate.
The commission started the issuance on Monday however sections of the Civil Society Organisation argued that this was likely to disenfranchise many voters given the short time left to the general polls.
Story By Benjamin Jumbe