By Patrick Jaramogi
WOMEN activists have launched a hotline for monitoring poll violence and malpractice ahead of next yearâ€™s general elections.
The hotline will use short messaging service that will be directed to a central point where the queries will be handled and forwarded to the authorities.
â€œAs citizens, it is our responsibility to ensure that the next elections are free and fair. Election malpractice is not done on election day. It starts now,â€ said Regina Bafaki, the executive director of Action for Development.
Bafaki made the remarks recently at a workshop organised by the National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda at Nob View Hotel in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb.