Patricia Nangiro is an expert on governance and human rights, with community-based experience in gender and women empowerment programming. She is an alumna of the African Leadership Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, where she trained in women, peace, and security in Africa. She can be reached at

Essays | January 9, 2015

Amending the Uganda Constitution: Isn’t It Time to Rethink the Process and the Key Issues?

“As Ugandans we need to push for a systematic and comprehensive overhaul of the entire constitution, which in its current form is a representation of elite interests. The new constitution must rethink governance as a never-ending process of exercising power to manage public affairs and resources in a manner that allows for equitable redistribution of benefits to all.”

Photo credit to Glenn Fawcett (Released), via Flickr user Chuck Hagel. Taken on September 27, 2013. This picture is licensed under CC BY 4.0. No changes were made. Original photo:
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.