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Uganda Declares Polls Day Public Holiday

Source: Uganda's Ministry of Public Service
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2006
Most recent follow-up news item: February 21, 2011

According to a statement issued today by Ministry of Public Service, the Ugandan government has declared Thursday, February 23, 2006, as a one-off public holiday to enable Ugandans to participate in the presidential and parliamentary elections.

This confirms an announcement made by the government at the end of last month (2006-01-31) and is in line with what happened on the occasion of the last presidential election (2001-03-09).

Five years ago, Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, had also declared Tuesday, June 26, 2001, as a one-off public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming parliamentary elections (2001-06-25).

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