‘Topowa’ Campaign Rallies Ugandans to Participate in Elections

EC Deputy Chairman Joseph Biribonwa, CCEDU's Chairman Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana and other key stakeholders officially launching the campaig

Lweza football club have picked their first league victory this season after defeating Sadolin Paints FC by a narrow 1-0. The Entebbe road side got the only goal courtesy of a brilliant 70th minute header by Geoffrey Sserunkuma.

“I am very happy to lead the team in a time they needed inspiration. I hope to maintain this trend because its the beginning of a new life, dosage ” an elated Sserunkuma told ChimpSports after the game.

Under fire coach Joseph Mutyaba dropped six players who feautered the 4-1 loss against Bul on Saturday.Sserumaga is among those dropped.

“We made around six changes but for tactical reasons, side effects we are trying to find a formidable combination, advice ” Coach Mutyaba said.

Sadolin Paints made a host of chances with lead attacker Edgar Luzige rattlinging the top bar twice in both halves. Second half substitute Victor Emenayo also came close to equalising with fourteen minutes to go but his powerful non stop hit the angle from Luzige’s assist.

Luzige was later sent for diving in the box, earning the second caution and matching orders.

Sadolin XI: Mathias Muwanga, Paul Kisige, Joseph Semogerere (Ronald Lukungu 74′), Nasser Nsubuga, Andrew Basooma, Edgar Luzige, Desmond Kyobe, Joshua Masene (Basaan Saaf 47′), Ogik Norman, Muzamir Nasser (Victor Emenayo 62′), Peter Katumba.

Lweza FC: Julius Sseguya, Peter Kamanje,, Rajab Kakooza, Musa Nakibinge,   Henry Wamala, Rafael Onoh( Farouk Musisi 44′), Ibrahim Kiyemba, Fred Kalanzi, John Wesley Kisakye, Geoffrey Sserunkuma,

Centre referee- Faisal Nsubuga
1st- Mpayanga Siraje
2nd- Omollo Bob
4th-Nsubuga David.
The centre for Coalition and Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) today launched a campaign code-named ‘Topowa’ aimed at rallying the citizens to participate in the 2016 elections.

The launch which attracted various religious leaders, more about civil society, ed election observers among others was held at Hotel Africana on Tuesday.

Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana, the Chairman CCEDU urged Ugandans to do away with voter apathy. He noted that a recently concluded study revealed that even in institutions of learning, voter turn up has reduced.

“The idea behind Topowa campaign is to encourage Ugandans not to give up no matter the circumstances. We are heading to a very critical and competitive election and people’s votes must be upheld” he said.

Dr. Sewanyana mentioned that voter participation is crucial if service delivery is to be realized. Rev. Fr. Cyprian Masembe who represented the Inter-Religious Council said the campaign will purpose to inform the public on their constitutional rights.

“Apathy is not an option when we are faced with critical issues to do with governance. A life without hope is meaningless. We shouldn’t lose hope in working for our country and encouraging the faint hearted” he added.

At the same event, the Electoral Commission was represented by Deputy Chairman Joseph Biribonwa who pledged transparency and independency during the 2016 polls.

He applauded CCEDU for increasing voter turn up in the voter registration process and verification.

“The public should focus on policy issues and vote from an informed view. Voters must also desist from electoral violence” warned Biribonwa.

The campaign will be rolled out to the rest of the country through mediums like radio, TV, advertisement among others. ‘Topowa’ which literally means ‘don’t give up’ is the 2nd campaign by CCEDU after ‘Votability’ months ago.


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