Catherine Akello from Kyebando, a Kampala city suburb wondered what the women councils are and the mandate of the women council committees. She admits to having heard about the women councils in passing but added that she has never felt their relevance in the community.
“I paid Shillings 600,000 on top of the 250,000 that I had paid because I was desperate. I needed to travel urgently and was told booklets were running out. I had no option. I would rather pay the money than miss the conference I was going to attend," she said.