This paper represents preliminary efforts to build potential future scenarios with regard to Uganda’s political transition process. It provides a basis for additional analytical work that may be needed to deepen our understanding of how the different internal and external factors may interact to influence the direction of the country towards any of the three scenarios.
The Uganda Elections Atlas brings to you simplified elections data on the maps of Uganda. This first edition of the Atlas contains data relevant to the 2021 general elections. Among other issues, it contains data on voting dates, administrative units, constituencies, cost of fielding candidates for elective offices, and voting record of incumbent MPs on selected controversial issues, in particular the removal of presidential age limit from the constitution and the tax on mobile money transactions.
In 2005, Ugandans in a referendum decided to return to a multiparty system of government as opposed to the single party rule that existed then. This decision evidenced the underlying desire of Ugandans to have a political system that permits Political Competition. This civic engagement therefore helped to highlight the views of the Citizenry on whether, they as citizens have stakes in their political parties, if they thought Uganda’s political parties had Character? It also availed a platform for the citizenry to learn from their leaders on the issues regarding Political Parties’ funding among other issues.
The brief was designed to set an inquiry into motion on whether political parties were ready and transparent as they prepare for their internal party primaries, the Implications of the growing numbers of independents in different political parties, how favorable is the atmosphere for the media and civil society operations, is the government willing to work with civil society organizations to ensure civic education?