Uganda

In 2030, the issues we have to solve are gender equity issues, security and political parties conflicts. People are well-educated and live in the society with gender Equity. Meanwhile, fund and health facilities are enhanced. Simultaneously, Uganda only has one party remaining in 2030.


Gender Equity

In Uganda, women's roles were clearly subordinate to those of men. Some issues like sexual harassment and women empowerment had taken place in 2014. To prevent these events happen again, we support women have rights and chances as men have.

  • Sexual harassment:

On June 9 2014, the news "Women traders accuse town officials of sexual harassment" showed a section of female vendors in Lira Town have threatened to protest alleging that some municipal council officials demand sex from them before allocating them stalls at the newly constructed main market.

Ms Molly Akullo, the vice chairperson of a group, told the Daily Monitor last week that several members have registered complaints accusing town authorities of demanding sex. “Most elderly and widowed vendors are at a loss since they do not know what to do. We can neither give in to such demands nor afford to lose business spaces at the new market,” she said.

In 2030, we decide to enhance the protection to women on sexual harassment, set the laws about women's right and strengthen penalties of sexual harassment.


  • Women empowerment

On June 8 2014, the article "Commercialization of politics limits women" presents the legislator argued that women are capable of becoming good national leaders but are hampered by endemic corruption and monetization of electoral politics.

“The commercialization of politics and the general hemorrhage that causes loss of public funds undermines women empowerment,” Serere Woman MP Alice Alaso told participants attending a regional Women in Politics conference,“Most women are really good leaders. Socio-economic issues are very close to their hearts. Their nature of socialization shows that they manage the welfare of society very well.”

In 2030,Women leagues have already strengthened as it is in most political parties where the leagues are only peripheral. In addition, women have chance as men have to occupy positions of decision-making in political parties to advance women's agenda.

In 2030, we add more women rights to prevent gender equity issues. We also enhance and educate citizens that women are equal as men in any area.

Security

People in Uganda were at risk in 2014 in several ways, such as Mother's health and contracting jiggers. In 2030, we decide to spend more money on medical treatment and subsidies to guarantee citizens' safeties.

  • Mother's health

On June 9 2014, the article "Lack of tips in hospitals puts expectant mothers’ health at risk" from magazine indicates that reports from the Ministry of Health indicate that 16 mothers die every day while giving birth due to health related complications in Uganda.

Asked why giving birth in Uganda is a deathtrap, Dr Mugasa, the reproductive health adviser to the Uganda Health Systems Strengthening Project, said this is a natural process which should not kill, and blamed the deaths on lack of information. “Most of the educational materials in health centres are written in the wrong languages, assuming that all the mothers visiting the health facilities know how to read and write,” he said.

To prevent the death of pregnant women, we decide to enhance medical treatment which includes the education for pregnant women. We will invest more money to hospital for health facilities in 2030. Further more, we will take nursing seriously to educate and have more medical personnel.

  • Contracting jiggers:

Jigger infestation is a big problem, especially in Busoga sub-region.The risk for infestation from tungiasis or jiggers is high if feet are not protected by shoes and socks, either because people cannot afford them or if wearing shoes is not part of local custom, health scholars observe.

To prevent this problem, we decide to spend on subsidies every year which financially supports and  allows people having shoes and socks to protect them. Moreover, we plan to build several health centers in these regions to stop the transmission, if this takes place again.

For security, we decide to fund more money on health care and subsidies for citizens' necessaries every year, which guarantee people's safeties.

Political parties

The tension between political parties was built up in 2014 since the election for 2016 and deepened with opposition announced would not participate in the Heroes Day celebrations. In 2030, the conflict between parties ends with the victory of one of the parties.


  • election for 2016

Through the news "Several legislators bow out of 2016 parliamentary race" on June 5 2014, most of the retiring MPs said they would support and campaign alongside whoever was chosen by their parties to carry the party flag came 2016.

The news "Control kingdoms’ demand for assets - UPC" on the same day shows that Opposition Uganda Peoples Congress party (UPC) has called on the government to come up with a policy and rules to be followed by kingdoms on how they make their demands.“The party urges the government to intervene with a policy, but not kingdoms to demand without proper rules to be followed,” said Mr Okello Lucima, the party’s spokesperson.

In 2014 either FDC or UPC, one of them won the election and the relationship between parties becomes worse. In 2030, the policy is decided by the elect party.

  • Heroes Day celebration

In 2001, an act was passed in the Parliament of Uganda which recognised June 9 as Heroes’ Day. The day is celebrated in memory of those who sacrificed their lives in order to restore peace and security to the country and to honour national heroes.

Ugandan Opposition will officially not participate in the Heroes Day celebrations, despite acknowledging invitation from the government.

“There is no compulsory attendance and the effect of the Opposition absence will have no effect on the credibility of the celebrations. We are used to an unproductive Opposition,“Mr Ofwono Opondo said, the executive director Uganda Media Centre.

The Opposition announced not participate in the celebrations, which means they did not want to solve the conflict peacefully. In 2030, Uganda only has one party and the conflict ends with drastically sharp fight between parties.

In 2030, the conflict between parties ends with the surviving party since the tension between parties were built up and would not solve peacefully in 2014.


In 2030, the issues of gender equity, security and political parties conflicts in 2014 are totally solved.



Work Citation:

  • Okot, Frank. "Women traders accuse town officials of sexual harassment." . Daily Monitor, 9 June 2014: n. pag. Print.
  • Emorut, Francis. "'Commercialization of politics limits women'." New Vision, 8 June 2014: n. pag. Print.
  • Otage, Stephen. "Lack of tips in hospitals puts expectant mothers’ health at risk." HEALTHY LIVING 9 June 2014: n. pag. Web. .
  • MUSINGUZI, BAMUTURAKI. "Six million people at risk of contracting jiggers." HEALTHY LIVING 9 June 2014: n. pag. Web. .
  • NALUGO, MERCY. "Several legislators bow out of 2016 parliamentary race." Daily Monitor 5 June 2014: n. pag. Print.
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