A REPORT ON THE FEEDBACK MEETING ON FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS –KIGEZI REGIONAL HELD 23RD, FEBUARY 2015 AT KIRIGIME GUEST HOUSE.

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Kick corruption out of Kigezi (KICK) is a Regional Anti-corruption Coalition working in the region that is Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri to empower Citizens to fight corruption. KICK envisions a Corruption free Society and works to raise awareness on anti-corruption and good governance, promotes citizens demand for accountability and promote human rights.

KICK in partnership with Uganda National NGO Forum Organized the Feedback Meeting for Kigezi Region. It was a one day meeting and its objectives were as follows.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To give a broader understanding and standpoint of the free and fair elections campaign.
  2. To identify the importance of free and fair elections in Kigezi Region.
  3. To recognize the role citizens in exercising free and fair elections.
  4. To find out the development beyond free and fair elections.
  5. To find out the impact of corruption on the free and fair elections.

The meeting came to order at 10:40 Am, 40minutes past the programmed time9: ooam due to attitude of Ugandans on time. Coordinator KICK Byamugisha Kakuru Robert welcomed all members and gave a brief introduction on the categories of dignitaries. He introduced the chairman KICK (Kick Corruption out of Kigezi)-Fr Gaetano Batanyenda, citizen Ambassador- Bahati Kabahena, Hon. Gerald Karuhanga, Bishop Dr Zac Niyingire.

He introduced Mr. Alfred Niwamanya (UNNGOF), Mr. Chris Nkwasimbwe (UNNGOF), and Dorothy Kesiime (WACSOF), all partners of KICK, NGO Forum, and Net works of KICK in Kigezi, Rukungiri, Kisoro, Kanungu, and Kabale. The meeting   pulled  500 participants with 390 males and 110 females constituting  all active political party leaders-NRM,FDC,DP,UPC,UFA ,Religious Leaders-Catholic, Anglican, SDA, Muslims ,Business Community,professionals,political leaders-MPs,LCIII chairpersons, District councilors, Representatives from press  and media,Youth  councillors

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PWDs.

 

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