Uganda’s forest cover is in danger due to the concerning rate at which trees are being cut down by individuals as well as national and international corporations. There have been some efforts to try and restore Uganda’s forests. However, more needs to be done to ensure that these efforts do not go to waste. Trac FM asked radio listeners what they think should be done to restore the forest cover in Uganda. We received over 3,000 responses.
Agroforestry is one of the solutions to the problem of deforestation. However, majority of Ugandans are yet to implement agroforestry practices. Trac FM asked radio listeners to tell us what barriers they face that deter them from practicing agroforestry. We received over 2000 responses that shed a light on this issue. This is our second poll question in partnership with Environmental Alert.
As part of our Common Matters Program, Trac FM and Environmental Alert are running a campaign that will promote agroforestry as a solution to deforestation. Our first poll question asked radio listeners to tell us why they believe trees are important to them. With 3,325 responses, 54% said that trees are important to them because they contribute to the rain formation.
Since its introduction in 2007, several schools have benefited from government funds through USE. Private schools have generated mixed reactions for their decision to join the USE program. Trac FM in collaboration with ISER set out to figure out what the public really thinks by asking the following poll question: What is your impression of government-aided private schools that are implementing USE?
In 2007, the Government of Uganda implemented the Universal Secondary Education (USE) program. Schools receive capitation grants of UGX 47,000 per student per term from the government for teaching and learning purposes.
ISER and Trac FM are running an advocacy campaign that is part of the Common Matters program. We will collect citizens’ voices on financial accountability of PPPs in Uganda through interactive radio polling on 9 radio stations. The first poll question asked is about the decisions parents/guardians make in choosing a school for their children.
In our recent poll question, responses we received showed that provision of information and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases are most required by youth. Close to half of the responses (44%) said STD's needed the attention as compared to the other options.