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Ugandans Worried about Jobs and the Economy - URN Survey

An informal survey conducted by Uganda Radio Network indicates that 8 out of every 10 Ugandans are worried about unemployment and the country's economy.
The survey conducted in 10 districts in view of the February 23rd presidential elections, also shows that people are concerned about political corruption. 70 % of those interviewed said corruption was a serious problem.
While the economy and corruption topped the list, continued fighting between government forces and the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda was mentioned as the most important problem facing Uganda.
Other major issues identified by voters were health and the AIDS epidemic, education and educational opportunities. These were considered important by 6 out of every 10 voters.
Of lesser importance to voters, however, were issues such as human rights, crime and security. About 5 out of every 10 voters mentioned these issues.
Likewise, only about 3 of every 10 voters said drugs and alcoholism, housing and transportation were problems in Uganda.
The informal survey was a random sampling of 516 voters in Kampala, Soroti, Gulu, Arua, Masindi, Hoima, Fort-Portal, Kabale, Mbarara, and Masaka.

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