The IPOD platform should be seen as an opportunity for dialogue and a platform for leveraging equal playing ground for all political parties. The IPOD should be the starting point for the unification of our political agenda.
A few weeks ago Ssemujju Nganda announced his bid for the speakership race joining the incumbent Rebecca Kadaga and Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah. Ssemujju of course needs no introduction in our politics.
Uganda’s election cycle suffered a violent phase with thousands of deaths during the campaigns and dozens of people abducted by the State armed forces. The government continued to deter freedom of expressions, assembly and awareness. The regime has continually bedevilled the events surrounding the General Election in Uganda.
On February 10th 2021, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee made a report to parliament recommending extension of tenure of parliament to seven years and called upon government to commence the process of effecting the same. This was a rather extraordinary recommendation because the Private member’s bill by Ndorwa West Member of Parliament Wilfred Niwagaba to which the committee was responding did not propose so.
Although the countries looked at keeping the learners home in order for them to be secure, schools have for long been a safe haven of vulnerable girls
In a press conference before the election day, Security minister Elly Tumwine warned everyone that whoever was planning to engage in chaos, the police, the army and other security agencies would be ready to deal with them
In the wake of slowed Internet speed and a switch off of social media platforms, many Ugandans resorted to Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to continue public debate and political participation ahead of the voting day on January 14.
Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has recently been trending on twitter thanks to his jabs at the National Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
As the day fast draws close to the voting day, concerns on voter turnout continue to highlight the need for radicle voter education and civic engagement. This, among other strategies, will help the electorate to rally each other to go and cast their vote.
Failure to fulfil promises has increased discontent, manifested in service delivery protests.