"Corruption has been a monster among Ugandan leaders"
Insights from our student Patience Arinaitwe (24). She studies Social Work and Social Administration at the Uganda Christian University near Kampala.
"Uganda is a developing country. It largely depends on agriculture. In general, it imports more products than it exports. Uganda needs to improve on its agriculture in order to be able to compete with other countries. For example, farming methods should be modernized.
There is also a high level of unemployment in Uganda, especially among youth. One of the root cause has been corruption. It has been a monster among Ugandan leaders. Most funds do not reach their planned destinations.
Ugandans should therefore aim at building a corruption-free nation with strong democratic structures and systems, separated powers as well as checks and balances. People should be employed according to their qualifications and skills not according to "who knows who"."
"What impressed me about UECD was the family spirit among its members. I was impressed by the love, care, and support among the members. There is effective communication and cooperation. For example, when Eva was in Uganda, it was like a family get-together. It was really fun.
UECD Uganda members should stay in touch after their studies in order to maintain that family spirit. And apart from meetings, there should be annual outings in order to strengthen unity and love among UECD members."
"I was recently elected the leader of all Social work and social administration (swasa) students at my university. Being a leader, I advocate for all swasa students in the guild parliament.
My responsiblity is to ensure that their concerns and issues are made known to the administration. I am mediator between swasa students and the administration."