People’s space at Hotel Africana was the center of festivity as Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy launched their second voter mobilization effort that will take them throughout the country as they prepare to increase voter interest in the coming 2016 election. .
Led by city comedian Afande Kerekere, the procession was flagged off at YMCA by Father Anastasia Isabirye and went through Buganda road up to People’s space - Hotel Africana, where crowds were treated to performances by Dr Hilderman (of Mazongoto fame) Supu crew and a one Harriet.
The Vice chairman of the electoral commission, Joseph Biribonwa urged stakeholders including CCEDU to remain impartial neutral “I charge all stakeholders to remain non-partisan”, the Vice Chairman also called upon citizens to follow up their registration by voting noting “It's unfair to register, remain with number and not use it." Mc’s Kerekere and KFM’s Catherine Agena treated the crowd to witty engagement as the crowd present braved the mid-day Sun.
Mad Mayerhofer, representing Democratic Governance Facility emphasized CCEDU’s campaign concerns stating “We are trying to reach out to the growing number of people who are apathetic to elections. “
Foundation for Human Rights Director Livingstone Sewanyana also decried the voter apathy and officially launched the effort. The colorful event was punctuated by a performance by Dr Hilderman and a joint public pledge that emphasized the Ugandan commitment to participate in the coming 2016 elections.