Public Policy Institute (PPI)

Uganda’s Artists on the Political Front Lines: The 2021 General Elections in Context

August 18, 2021

Unlike previous electoral contests, the January 2021 general elections were not business as usual owing to the Covid-19 pandemic which necessitated the enforcement of several measures by the government to combat its spread…… What was not predicted, however, was the record number of artists, especially from the creative industry, contesting elective political offices.

Unlike previous electoral contests, the January 2021 general elections were not business as usual owing to the Covid-19 pandemic which necessitated the enforcement of several measures by the government to combat its spread…… What was not predicted, however, was the record number of artists, especially from the creative industry, contesting elective political offices.