According to a recent report, 70,000 babies in Uganda die within one month of birth every year. Most of these deaths are a result of poor facilitation of health centres which indicates that a lot is still lacking in the health sector. In the NRM Manifesto for 2011-2016, the NRM stated that it advocates for health for all Ugandan people and that its policy was to prevent preventable diseases. This is a good policy but what is its use if nothing much is being done to implement it?
Many students are hopeless after they missed their final examinations because their Head Teachers did not register them with the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). At least 48 Senior Four candidates in Mbarara, West Nile, and Luweero districts missed their Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams, as their head teachers failed to register them.
Since the popular February 28th Kyankwazi caucus that endorsed president Museveni as NRM’s sole candidate in 2016 presidential elections, there has been an upsurge in number of youth led movements advocating for interests of different politicians. In the Kyankwazi caucus, Northern Youth MP Evelyn Anite moved the sole candidature motion. Though she is the caucus spokesperson, I believe a senior NRM cadre or bush war hero would have been better to do that work.