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, treat pill http://dchnf.dk/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-https.php civil society, http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/deprecated/tribeeventsupdate.php election observers among others was held at Hotel Africana on Tuesday.
Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana, http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_templates/mixin.nextgen_basic_templates.php 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.
Five matches out of the eight scheduled for matchday six have ended in barren stalemates bar for the controversial top of the table clash between Vipers SC and KCCA FC that produced a thrilling four goal draw.
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The city lords grabbed an early first half lead through Hakim Senkumba and Tom Masiko (Penalty) but the reigning champs put aside their off pitch issues redeeming self through Erisa Sekisambu’s late first half goal and a penalty kick by Farouk Miya.
In other matches, Express, JMC Hippos, Simba and SC Villa were held to goalless draws at home.
Vipers SC 2 – 2 KCCA FC
Soana FC 0 – 1 SC VU
Express FC 0 – 0 URA Fc
JMC Hippos FC 0 – 0 Police FC
The Saints FC 0 – 1 Bright Stars FC
Simba FC 0 – 0 Maroons FC
SC Villa 0-0 BUL FC
Sadolin Paints FC 0 – 1 Lweza FC