The Speaker of Parliament is of the view that the law has served the elite at the expense of the uneducated rural populace. But the right to access to Information activists say parliament has not played its oversight function to ensure that the law is implemented as envisaged in 2005 when it was enacted.
Robert Mayombwe, a voter from Kiwenda in Wakiso district says that for the presidential and constituency debates to be understood, the people need to know what the politicians are promising to deliver when elected in 2021.
Voter education usually takes place before the start of the election cycle, to purposely assist the election administration in its task of delivering a free, fair, efficient and cost-effective election. It encompasses the basic voter information that every voter must have in order to arrive prepared at the voting station and vote on the dedicated polling days.
With 62 civil servants interviewed from national level and across five districts, the study conducted between December 2018 to March 2019 indicate that majority of public servants (both elected and appointed) have limited knowledge of the law.