why Ugandans have lost hope in democracy -report


By Jumah Kakomo
Elections as of poor quality, or see poor delivery of political or economic goods, has been single out as the major factor of violating democracy in Uganda.

This has been revealed by Francis Kibirige, the national coordinator Afrobarometer-Uganda  while presenting a report conducted by afrobarometer, a pan African, non-partisan research network between December 2016 and January 2017, in 36 African countries, saying during the year 2000, the proportion of Ugandans who prefer democracy over any other system has been increasing but non uniformly, with each increase before general election being followed by a decrease after the election adding that during the period 2000-2017, popular satisfaction with the way democracy works in Uganda steadily declined, from 62% to 46%.

The report further indicates that Ugandans who view their elections as of poor quality, or see poor delivery of political or economic goods, tend to demand democracy more, and they have increased from 64% in 2015 to 81% currently.

Meanwhile the long serving minister in Uganda’s government, Captain Edward Francis Babu who is among the framers of the 1995 Ugandan constitution,¬† condemned NRM ruling party government over the failure to sensitise masses about democracy which keeps them ignorant thus appealing to people concerned to establish civic education of various aspects specifically to grass roots to ensure and maintain long sustainable democratic country.

He noted that people have lost trust in leaders because democracy is mainly violated by top leaders due to political, religious, social and economic factors thus leading to a negative attitudes towards others
In the same manner Fred Tumwiine RDC Butambala district snubbed the report saying its discriminatory since its covers only Africa as a continent leaving out others.


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