Power Belongs To The People!

Published By UNNGOF |  November 10, 2015

The 2016 – 2021 Citizens Manifesto was launched alongside the launch of the different party manifestos around the country on Monday 9th November 2016 at Hotel Africana.

The Citizens Manifesto is a statement of what we want as citizens, what we deserve, as a people of this great country and what we will do to make our country better.” – Excerpt, The Citizens Manifesto 2016 – 2021

The Citizens manifesto 2016 – 2021 calls for a reclaim of power, based on the proclamation of Article 1 of the Constitution, “Power Belongs to the people…”! This manifesto is informed by 29 other manifestos and several interest groups.

Speaking at the launch that saw participants in hundreds, Mr Richard Ssewakiryanga,ED UNNGOF stressed that now is the time for every Citizen of Uganda to take care of their country by voting for politicians who shall work towards effective service delivery.

As part of his presentation of the Manifesto, Mr Arthur Larok ,Country Director, Action Aid International Uganda described the current manifesto as another effort aimed at raising the momentum to improve social services, and asks the political leadership to end corruption, promote equitable distribution of resources and demand that political parties and government invest in good relations.

Ms Hellen Mealins, of DGF pledged continued support to the Citizens Manifesto and related processes.

Fr Pascal Kabura together with the other Citizen Manifesto Ambassadors from across the country, launched the manifesto as a statement of what citizens demand from those who seek mandate to lead our country. There was also poetry and cultural performances to entertain guests.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to those that were able to attend the launch, those that watched live on NTV and also those that participated in generating content for this Manifesto, the 18 Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform members, the Citizen Manifesto partners in the 14 regions of Uganda, leaders of interest groups and their membership.

Please find a copy here.