Tuesday, 25 August 2015

We should use campaign season to demand for better services

With the 2016 general elections drawing closer, politicians are warming up to the people in their constituencies. As is common during this period, aspirants do everything within their power to sway voters in their favor. It gets more intense with many voters being bribed with handouts & temporary solutions to long standing issues.

Since this is one of the rare seasons when our leaders are attentive to or feign concern about voters’ lives, the latter should take advantage of the season to demand answers from both incumbents & aspiring leaders regarding poor governance, poor public service delivery especially in health & education sectors.

This was said by ToroDev supported advocacy forum chairperson of Committed citizens for better services based in  Hakibale sub county, Burahya county in Kabarole district Mr. Kasweta John while appearing on ToroDev supported live radio program called ‘’Listeners’ forum’’ that is aired live every Sunday 8:00pm-10:00pm on Jubilee radio in fort portal.

Mr. Kasweta John , the Chairperson Committed Citizens for Better Services

 ''Let this be the season that leaders are put to task to explain the persistent poor service delivery despite past pledges to fight for improvement of the same by vote-hungry politicians'', said Mr. Kasweta John.

During the 2 hour discussion, listeners were given time to participate through call-ins & sms; ''if we go for sugar, salt & money, it means as voters we do not know what we want from these aspirants and we may not be aware of the value of our votes'', said Mr. Mukwano Ssenyonjo, a caller from Mugusu in Kabarole district.

The 2 hour live radio discussion was moderated by Mr. Mukonyezi Wilfred & is supported by ToroDev in partnership with SIDA, NED, DRT, SPIDER, CIPESA & ICT4DEM

We are grateful to our partners for the financial & technical support.

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