Sunday, October 31, 2010

What Ugandans want in their next president

The campaign season has started in Uganda as the 2011 elections draw near. The Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform (UGMP) surveyed 80,000 Ugandans to see what they are looking for in their next president. In the domestic sphere, Ugandans want to see problems such as widespread poverty and growing unemployment addressed. They would also like to see agricultural and health care reform. They would also like term limits to be implemented and the education system to be improved. There is a general outcry for the state to gain control over economic sectors such as agriculture and energy, and for Ugandans to "own their country." From these results, it appears Ugandans are ready to move forward and bring their country out of the developing sphere and begin to emerge into the developed.

Abbey Smith

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