|dc.description.abstract||70 Year old Zaina Bakanansa, resident of
Kyetume-Bukasa village, Nakisunga Sub-
County Mukono District believes elections
are just a waste of time.
“ No Member of Parliament or Local Council Chairperson
has made a difference in my life”, she says.
Bakanansa’s need is to have a health facility in her village
“ I am weak and sickly and unfortunately I cannot access a
health facility. The private clinic close to my house is too
expensive for me”.
The Mukono Health centre IV or Nazigo health centre III which are public health facilities are quite a distance from
her house, several kilometres away. Her only hope would be in voting leaders with a manifesto that addresses her
concerns but she has been disappointed many times. “I have participated in national elections but I don’t see the
benefits. When I have health needs , I call on a Non- Governmental Organisation to get help and they are always
responsive.” The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda gives citizens like Zaina Bakanansa power, to elect the
political leaders of the country every after five years. Very soon, Ugandans shall elect political leaders – from the
local level to the President.||en_US