Published: May 2016
Currently, money dominates Uganda’s politics and as a result the gap between elected politicians and their voters has widened substantially. This has created an environment where the principles of political accountability are grossly undermined.
In November 2014 the Governor Bank of Uganda Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile was reported confessing that he had been misled by the government into indirectly financing election activities in 2011, an action which plunged the country’s economy into chaos.
This, however, is not the whole story. This report is an outcome of a 10 month study conducted by the Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring (ACFIM) 1 on the financing of campaigns for the Presidential and Member of Parliament Ugandan elections of 2016.