The Free and Fair Elections campaign was initiated in February 2014 by a host of civil society organizations and political parties to mobilize Ugandans into a popular demand for a new system of managing elections. It emanates from the National Citizens Manifesto process that envisions Uganda as a peaceful and prosperous country with happy people.
In pursuit of this vision, CSOs and Political parties united in the quest for meaningful electoral reforms that would lead to the selection of the leaders they desire. To date, a number of joint activities have been conducted under the auspices of CALL Uganda, and the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform (UGMP). These have ranged from Neighborhood Assemblies, Town Hall meetings, public rallies, media engagements and strategy meetings with different stakeholder groupings.
To take the process forward, a national consultation was held from 24th – 26th November 2014. However, 14 regional forums were convened in the build up to the national consultation. As a result, a training of regional facilitators was thus held in August 2014 in Masaka attended by over 90 participants.
After the campaign, regional consultation forum reports were produced and to download, please click here