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Youth asked to shun election violence

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th September 2015 01:48 PM

Youth have been asked to shun election violence and only support political parties that are ready to integrate their demands in their manifestos. The youths under the banner of the Youths Coalition on Electoral Democracy who are currently doing a nation wide youth manifesto caravan, want all politi

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Anti-riot policemen carry Isma Mukholi who was badly beaten in the clashes.

Youth have been asked to shun election violence and only support political parties that are ready to integrate their demands in their manifestos. The youths under the banner of the Youths Coalition on Electoral Democracy who are currently doing a nation wide youth manifesto caravan, want all politi

By Henry Sekanjako
 
Youth have been asked to shun election violence and only support political parties that are ready to integrate their demands in their manifestos.

 
The youths under the banner of the Youths Coalition on Electoral Democracy who are currently doing a nation wide youth manifesto caravan, want all political parties to factor into their agendas, issues that affect the youth.
 
Recently the youth listed Job creation, quality education, better health care and youth friendly services, promotion of sports and talents and ensuring youth’s participation in decision making as key issues affecting them.
 
“We have been traversing the Eastern and Northern parts of the country, educating the youth on things such as election violence which they must avoid,” said Teopista Kiiza the coordinator youth coalition on electoral democracy.

According to Kiiza, the coalition is set to analyze manifestoes of all political parties and grade them as a way of guiding the youths who are likely to be the majority voters.

Speaking during the youth manifesto Caravan in Nansana Municipality Wakiso district, Kiiza urged the youth to reject vote buying and selling and instead focus on electing leaders who have the zeal and ideas to transform the country.

“You should only vote leaders who are willing to respond to challenges facing the youth, don’t vote into office anyone who is not ready to listen and act on issues affecting you as the youth,” warned Kiiza.

She further warned the youth against being lured into militia organs to beat up people and attack the opposition during elections.

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