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Uganda Extends Electoral Public Holiday Until January 15

Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala)
Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 18, 2021

The Minister of Public Service of Uganda, Catherine Birakwate, has announced that the government of Uganda extended the upcoming electoral public holiday to also include the day after the election, namely Friday, January 15, 2021 ("The Hon Minister for Public Service informs the general public that Thursday 14th January and Friday 15th January 2021 will be observed as public holidays throughout Uganda to enable citizens to participate in the elections of the president and members of parliament.").

Today's announcement that Friday, January 15, 2021, would be an additional electoral public holiday in Uganda, follows last month's declaration by the government of Uganda of Thursday, January 14, 2021, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming General Election whose headline voting day will be on that date (2020-12-28).

One-off, election-related public holidays are relatively common in Uganda (2018-07-05, 2016-05-09, 2016-02-23, 2016-02-10, 2011-05-09, 2011-03-11, 2011-03-07, 2011-02-21, and 2011-02-15).

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