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Uganda Declares February 23 Public Holiday

Source: New Vision Online (Kampala)
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011


The Ugandan Electoral Commission has announced that the Government of Uganda had finally agreed to declare Wednesday, February 23, 2011, as a one-off public holiday to allow Ugandans to participate in the mayoral and the local government elections countrywide.

The declaration of this one-off, February 23, 2011, public holiday was made by the Second Deputy Prime minister and Minister for Public service, Henry Kajura Muganwa.

Last week (2011-02-15), the Government of Uganda had also announced that Friday, February 18, 2011, the date of the upcoming general elections, would be a public holiday in Uganda "to enable Ugandans elect their leaders".

Uganda's elections are often accompanied by a one-off public holiday (2006-03-05, 2006-02-20, 2006-01-31, 2001-03-09, and 2001-06-25).


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