CONDUCTING PEACEFUL ELECTIONS IN UGANDA

Fiomute
Posted July 23, 2020 from Uganda

As Uganda heads to elections in 2021, the electoral commission decides to hold them as scientific elections and currently, most of the politicians have started their campaigns in different regions of the country.

As a peace activist in Uganda, there are so many demonstrations that are going on and these are led by mostly the youths who say they are "against the current leadership that is led by president Museveni and the only option they are looking at is use of violence" to have power transition and this has forced the Uganda police to come in and act.  With such acts led by the youths is causing a number of deaths and yet these campaigns have just started, so the question is how many dear lives will end up being lost due to such violence that is led by the youths. 

Most of these youths are those that are highly unemployed though some are educated while others are not, they feel they have no hope and are idle, they feel the government of Uganda has been unfair to them and therefore they believe in violence means as a way of getting what they want and with their acts, this will be a source of instability in the country and where there is no peace, the economy is affected and everything is put on hold.

I therefore call upon different stake holders like religious leaders, NGOS, community leaders and youths to come up and promote peaceful elections because I believe we can have one family and a peaceful transition of power.

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Hello, Fiomute,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm happy that a new voice from Uganda is rising up!

It's sad when lives are lost due to protest. We stand with you on having peaceful elections.

Please keep on writing. We would love to know more about you. I hope you can connect to our global sisters and access opportunities on the Resources Page.

I'm looking forward to reading more from you. Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Fiomute
Jul 23
Jul 23

Hello Karen,
Thank you so much for the encouragement and I appreciate this platform for the opportunity given to us to bring out our voices as women

ARREY- ECHI
Jul 23
Jul 23

Hello FioMute,
Welcome to the Pulse!
Thank you for writing on this issue which always seem to plague African elections.
One day, we hope, our leaders will learn to transition power peacefully and not always fight to do so.
Please stay safe.

Fiomute
Jul 23
Jul 23

Dear Arrey,
Thank you so much and we hope for better and peaceful elections in 2021.
Kind regards

Chi8629
Jul 23
Jul 23

Thank you for sharing .

Fiomute
Jul 27
Jul 27

You are welcome

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Jul 27
Jul 27

Dear Fiomute
Welcome to World Pulse.How are you doing dear.Peace is really what we need during elections for it is always very fierce and deadly in Cameroon.May God continue to protect you.
Welcome to World Pulse and we love to continue reading from you
In Sisterhood
Veronica Ngum
Cameroon

Fiomute
Jul 27
Jul 27

Dear Veronica,
Am very well thank you, how about you?
How is Cameroon? Hope your doing well and thank you so much for the comment for the warm welcome.
May God protect you always