With the Ugandan Presidential elections around the corner, some of the youth feel like casting their vote won’t be much of help because they feel like the system is broken and that the winner is already pre-determined, so it defeats the purpose of participating in the first place. It’s on these grounds that Kanzu code in collaboration with Kafunda Kreative decided to develop the Londa App which will help shed light on information about the electoral system, queue management and information about the candidates.
According to the press release, the Londa App is a source solution that removes barriers to getting involved in the electoral process by giving youth all information necessary.
Kanzu Code partnered with #KokoiUg Campaign an initaitive that aims at breaking stereotypes about Uganda abroad and also encourage Ugandans to actively participate in the promotion of their country with the aim of getting young electorates to the polls.
David Ogutu, Team leader Kafunda Kreative says, ‘the first step in promoting our country is by electing leaders who share the same heart about the country as we do, leaders we can work with. All our best intentions will be futile if the leaders who are chosen aren’t pushing policies to support us.’
The campaign will also aim at promoting the #IWillVote hashtag which will share stories of electorates around target areas on the reason they will be going to polls in a bid to engage the learned youth at a peer to peer level and generate interest in the voting process via the Londa App.