Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Ugandans seem to be not yet acquainted with multiparty politics

Peace is vital & it is a foundation of our thoughts, peace begins with an individual in your particular family. A family that is peaceful prospers in all aspects of development. This was said by Mr. Mutabingwa Joseph the Advocacy officer of Rwenzori Forum for Peace & Justice (RFPJ) while appearing live on ToroDev supported Listeners forum program that is aired live every Sunday on Jubilee radio 8:00pm-10:00pm.

While discussing live in studios on a topic; ‘’Post election violence’’ with reference to Bundibugyo district where about 10 people were reported dead as a result of the recent concluded district chairperson elections in the area Mr. Mutabingwa said there is always a mixture of feelings especially after the election atmosphere and sometimes leaders who are expected to have the highest moral standards are involved in insighting violence.

‘’ We may have political differences but we need each other to effect development, there should be liberation of the mind & incase of a disagreement, let us sit together on a round table and resolve the conflict peacefully without blood shade’’, said Mr. Mutabingwa Joseph.

The two hours live radio discussion was also attended by Mr. Byakagaba Enock, a local citizen in Kabarole district who advised that one can not oppose without a reason, we should therefore always try to find out why is one opposing so as to forge away to resolve a conflict. Mr. Byakagaba urged citizens not to show bad examples to the growing populace because they are likely to emulate the same when they grow up.

Mr. Mukonyezi Wilfred Abooki , the moderator of 'Listeners forum' program on Jubilee radio 
About 20 people participated in the discussion by calling- in; ‘’Let us love each other, work together to develop our areas & know that the person elected will work for us all and not only for those who have elected him/her’’, said Margret a caller from Kijura in Kabarole district, ‘’Let us learn to accept defeat & work together for development’’, said Benon a caller from Kyegegwa district, ‘’ Ugandans need civic education because the majority seem to be not aware on how multiparty system work’’, said Ronald a caller from Kahunge in  Kamwenge district.

The program was moderated by Mr. Mukonyezi Wilfred. We are grateful to our funders & partners for the support.

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