The Presidential Elections for Uganda will take place February 18, 2016. Campaigning in Uganda is a far cry to what we are used to in America, truckloads of people yelling and music blaring, with booties shaking off the back, yes, I think I will vote for their candidate! People that are from here, and ones that have lived here for many years say this years elections seem different, more unrest and some violence. They even postponed the start of school term until after the elections which is said to be unheard of.
The current President, Museveni, has been in office for almost 30 years and is campaigning for re-election for another 5 year term. Many people have lost faith, seeing no changes in the healthcare system, there is still unemployment, and peoples’ incomes haven’t changed and the same leadership for so many years, Ugandans don’t see any reason to vote. They don’t feel they are being heard.
I can’t say it is so much different than issues America is facing right now, just thankful that the guy in office there hasn’t been there for 30 years, and grateful that at this point can’t be re-elected for another term. So I ask for prayers for elections here, and I will be praying for America when elections come there.