The former director of Operation, Uganda Electoral Commission (EC), Leonard Mulekwah has been appointed as the Secretary of the commission.
Mulekwah who was serving as the Secretary of the Commission since July 2020, has been appointed to serve for a period of 5years.
Mulekwah replaces Sam Rwakoojo who was relieved of his duties over allegations of graft.
His permanent appointment was confirmed in a letter dated 21st October, 2021.
“I am pleased to inform you that during the 73rd Commission Meeting held on Tuesday 12th October, 2021, under Min.CM259/2021 the Commission approved that you be appointed to the post of Secretary to the Electoral Commission,” reads the appointment letter by EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama.
Mulekwah will take home a salary of Shs 25 million per month and will be entitled to several other benefits including housing allowance of Shs 2.7 million per month, Annual gratuity, Chauffeur driven vehicle, and guards.