Virtual campaigning affects Printing and Design business as politicians decry early Voter bribery
The business community dealing in printing and designing have decried losses unlike what they anticipated before the Electoral Commission declared that 2020/21 general elections campaigns will be conducted virtually through radios, tvs and social media due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Agaba Senate Baringi, the director Senex Investments Mbarara says they already had orders to design and print posters, t-shirts and other campaign materials but due to Electoral Commission directives such deals have been cancelled.
‘We have greatly been affected with our counterparts of the public system because aspirants have printed fewer posters and t-shirts than earlier planned as well as resorting to virtual campaigning,’ Senate explains.
Senate who is also Mbarara North Member of Parliament (MP) aspirant further stresses that due to cut budgets, some candidates may directly inject cash to bribe voters which hampers getting competent leaders.
Aaron Ainomugisha, editorial https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3