The Citizens Watch- IT (CEW-IT), which was founded in September 2010 is a legal consortium four founder members NGOs in Uganda who include : RWECO, PAC, CEFORD, ACORD and two additional members DENIVA and FHRI. CEW-IT is involved in Innovative methods of Election Monitoring, Social Accountability and Governance and empowering citizens in improving their livelihoods. Together with the Umbrella of Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform (UGMP) they are promoting the use of the Citizens Manifesto (CM) as an engagement tool/ platfrom between leaders and electorate



Kyere Community Parliament in Serere district

Story Compiled by Olive K.

This project was funded by OXFAM – Uganda

The NA’s greatest achievement was on the issues of improving health care service provision. There were errant health workers at Serere Health Center III. By the way, this is a free-public facility. The health workers who were posted there More >


Construction of VIP Latrine in Kitgum Matidi sub county and a borehole in Parwech Tegrweng village

Story by Joan Apego, ACORD Kitgum,

This project was supported by OXFAM – Uganda.

Kacel Watwero neighborhood assembly was formed in 2011 by ACORD and their partner Organization Children Of the world foundation (COW foundation), the platform is comprised of 20 members (13 male and 07 female) and 09 executive members who More >

Young Girls Having Sex With Older Men for Sanitary Pads

This problem was reported in Gombe district, but it is a representation of the many districts in Uganda, Girls have failed to report to school, dropped out of school due to the lack of sanitary towels. Their male counterparts laugh at them because many a times the girls have gone More >


More Members of Parliament, who bears the burden!

By: Olive Kabatwairwe

Ass Programs Officer

The 9th Parliament approved 42 new constituencies in the targeted districts of Wakiso, Kampala, Mpigi, Mukono, Iganga, Kiruhura, Tororo, Arua, Kasese, Hoima, Kabale and Kibaale, Gomba, Otuke and Kween. Others are Namayingo, Agago, Lamwo, Kaliro, Luuka, Namutumba, Kitgum, Serere, Kibuku, Buvuma, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Kyegegwa, Kyankwanzi and More >

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Arua Market women NA Arua Town Council


Story by Olive K

With support from OXFAM-Uganda.

This was established and trained in 2015 by CEFORD. Has elected their leaders and learnt on the roles of each committee member. They have received training in women in leadership, economic empowerment and have received saving boxes, they had started savings. The NA work More >

The governance challenge of our time

By Olive Kabatwairwe

The governance challenge of our time should be not how long the person stays in power but what service delivery issues has this person addressed during their term of leadership, and what they have in plan in regards to efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery monitoring. I see More >

Increasing Taxes in Uganda a tale of misery or happiness?

By Olive Kabatwairwe

The Uganda budget highlights quick budget talks of various tax levies on vehicles, some of the levies on cars in the 2015 national budget included; Sedan cars, saloon cars, estate cars but excluding dual purpose goods passenger vehicles UGX 1,200,000. Passenger vehicles, including light omnibuses having seating accommodation More >