CCEDU National Coordinator Crispin Kaheru Quits After Nine Years

  • by Jane Nantale
  • October 8, 2019

The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), a nongovernment electoral body has lost one of its human faces after the resignation of their country coordinator, Crispin Kaheru.

Kaheru has been in charge of drawing up the strategy for CCEDU and he is the one who has been technically superintending over what, when, where, and how all these organizations or groups work together to promote integrity, transparency and active citizen participation in Uganda’s electoral processes.

Kaheru tendered in his resignation on September 11 and will hold his position until Friday this week, bringing his 9 years of service to an end.

“I will be resigning from my position as the Coordinator of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) with effect from Friday 11th October 2019 at 5:30pm (17:30hours). Please note that 11th October 2019 will mark exactly nine (9) years since I became the Coordinator of CCEDU.

He added: On assuming that role, at the age of 26, I made a personal commitment to serve in this position for a maximum of nine (9) years; so now, having fulfilled my personal pledge, it is time for me to begin a new phase in my professional life,” Kaheru said in his resignation letter.

“As I retire from my role, I want to reiterate that it has been an exceptional honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Uganda. I am proud to have done so, with a dedicated team that has a deep commitment to CCEDU. Please accept my prayers for your success and that of the entire CCEDU membership going forward,” he wrote in his letter.

Reports indicate that CCEDU’s woes started at the beginning of this year when one of their major sponsors switched off money taps rendering most of their programs paralyzed.

A number of workers are said to have left, while those that remained have gone for at least nine months without pay.