The Civil Society Organisations CSOs in west Nile have tasked the electorates to start making their choices of leaders to be voted in 2021 elections early enough as the year starts. The CSOs argue that voters need to use this remaining time to the general elections to evaluate the performance of their leader to make informed decision while casting their votes next year.
The executive director of Vision for Humanity Sunday Asau says that we must go to the drawing board to assess the performance of these leaders from lower lcs so that we will either renew or replace them during the election time.
The executive director of West Nile youth network however appeals that leaders who serve their own interests need not to be given the platform next year.
That if we can all focus on getting leaders who understand the context of our lives in which we live of unemployment, gender based violence, poor education quality, continued crime and idleness it will be good.
The CSOs argue that legislation determines the level of service delivery and there is need to need for electorates not to waste their votes for incompetent leaders.
But the program manager of Arua district NGO network Harry Erima says there is also need to pass the electoral reforms to better 2021 elections.
He adds that the absence of meaningful electoral reforms continues to make citizen participation in elections meaningless.
According to the CSOs a lot of civic education needs to be conducted early this year by concerned authorities to inform the voting of the electorates in 2021. END.