Impact of Money in Democratic Structures of Uganda a Case Study of Kampala Central Division
Author: MUHWEZI ALEX
Supervisor: Maximiano Ngabirano
The research investigated the impact of money to democratic structures in Uganda. It analysed the election from 2005 to 2016 elections and the effects of money to the elections and choice of leaders with a focus on Kampala Central Division in Kampala District Uganda.
The research was based on the following objectives; first, to find out different democratic structures in Kampala central division, to analyse how 2011-2016 elections as a democratic structure are effected by money and, to make recommendation on how fraud electoral issues can be addressed.
The findings were that most of the respondents disagreed with Uganda being a democratic country, gave different democratic structures such as election, multi party system, constitution, and decentralisation. Majority of respondents agreed that in Uganda elections are never free and fair giving examples, they criticised the use of money and gave it effects as leads to poor parliament performance, shows money is more valued than elections, and others.
The study therefore concluded that there should be severe punishment for any member or electoral officer or candidate found to have broken party and national laws, there should be a political will to amend the Laws to stop malpractices during the campaign and election process, recommended for a training for all polling officials and votersí education about the importance of voting, electoral commission to have a dialogue among all candidates.