Every country aspires to have a democratic process that is competitive but fair for all actors in determination of how their country is governed. Increasingly, Uganda has been put on the spotlight for failing to deliver free and fair elections especially electoral process is at the foundation of democracy, elections in Uganda as evidenced by judgments by Uganda’s Supreme Court at all levels in respect to 2006, 2011 and most recently in 2016. Monitoring Reports from 2011 presidential and Parliamentary elections revealed that the use of money to influence voting behavior seemed to have prominently crept into Uganda’s elections.
This report is as a result of the study that analyzed flow of funds from the national budget and the extent (and pattern) to which some identified sectors in respect to: use, misuse and abuse of national budget resources for political campaigning; mapping of loopholes that facilitate use, misuse, and abuse of state financial resources during political campaigning; and presentation of concrete recommendations to government MDAs on this issue to remedy it for years to come. The report examined budgetary allocations overtime for the Ministry of Defense, President’s Office, State House, Parliament and Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development to achieve the stated objectives.