A number of voters interviewed by URN, say they are tired of inadequate social services which include lack of drugs in hospitals, safe water, power, poor education standards and road network among others.
Voters in Kabarole district have listed some of the issues that will inform their decision to vote for particular candidates.
On Thursday, Ugandans go to the polls to elect a president and members of parliament. A number of voters interviewed by URN, say they are tired of inadequate social services which include lack of drugs in hospitals, safe water, power, poor education standards and road network among others.
Bruce Kimara, a resident of Kichwamba Sub County says it is time to change the leadership right from the parliamentary to the presidential level. He explains that for the past 30 years, government has been promising to rehabilitate roads and ease access to clean and safe water in the area but nothing has been done.
According to Kimara, the area used to have one of the best road networks in the district, but this is no more because poor leadership.
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Faith Kabakama, a student of Mountains of the Moon University, says she will be forced to turn up very early to vote because she wants a leader who will not distribute resources based on sectarian grounds. Kabakama says she will only vote for a candidate who will unite Ugandans.
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Moses Murungi, a boda boda cyclist says he will vote for leaders who have practical plans for youths. He says many youth like him, have no access to business loans or micro finance facilities because they don't have collateral.
Murungi says he has many good business ideas, but without money he has no choice, but to live in poverty. But Margaret Kakyo, a resident of Rwengoma in Fort Portal, says she is excited about the polls because it is the first time she will be voting.
Kakyo says she will vote to retain the ruling government because of the prevailing peace. Kakyo adds that in some areas, services which include access to water and good roads, which people expected from government, have been delivered.
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Charles Mugisa, a resident of Kijura Sub County, says that he will not vote leaders who have deviated from their manifestos, the basis on which, they were voted into office. Mugisa explains that some leaders have failed to improve the state of education and health facilities, which appeared in their 2011 manifestos.