2019 was a watershed year for ACFIM in terms of deepening public awareness on commercialized electoral politics as an impediment to Uganda’s democratization process, and scaling-up the engagement of relevant government institutions and legislators on campaign finance legislation. ACFIM has contributed significantly towards building a body of knowledge on political financing through research publications. ACFIM has more boots on the ground than before. The report highlights the different ways integrity can be implemented in Uganda’s political finance systems.
Elections based on multi-party-political dispensation have become regular and institutionalized in Uganda since 2005 when political parties were allowed to function again. It was in 2006, Uganda held her first election under multiparty politics since 1986 when National Resistance Movement (NRM) took power and banned all political parties in favor of one-party system known as movement system. However, regular elections have not resulted into improved democratization partly due to the rising vice of commercialized politics. The volumes of money that flow in Uganda’s politics is mindboggling and it is unclear where it comes from.
National Unity Platform (NUP) created a political wave that neutralized, deflated, and overran the influence of money on electoral outcomes. Whether it was Presidential or Parliamentary…
For the first time in 10 years, the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) has released political party funds in respect of elections which will be shared on an equal basis…
WHAT EXPLAINS THE UNPRECEDENTED INCREASE IN NUMBER OF WOMEN COMPETING WITH MEN ON DIRECT CONSTITUENCIES?
A total of 134 women are contesting against men on direct constituency positions for the 2021 elections, which hitherto were perceived as exclusive spaces for men.