A retired Bishop Zac Niringiye has said that dialogue alone cannot stop violence.
Speaking at the national dialogue on peaceful participation in the electoral process held in Kampala on Thursday, Bishop Niringiye said a number of factors that lead to violence must first be addressed.
He cited some of these factors as economic inequalities, militarism and sectarianism, adding that simply wishing that violence will end without addressing these issues is a dream.
Meanwhile as part of their contribution towards a peaceful election youth groups have come up with a campaign to stop violence dubbed “I Pledge Peace 2016”.
The campaign to be implemented by the youth under the Young African leaders Initiative Uganda (YALI) in partnership with the Youth Coalition on Electoral Democracy is aimed at enhancing meaningful participation of youth and women in the election process.
Speaking at the launch of the peace campaign, the YALI president Cyrus Kawalya said this has been prompted by the increasing cases of violence exhibited in the ongoing campaigns.
The campaign that will run for 6 weeks is to be implemented in 8 districts, targeting to reach out to over 4000 youths and women in central, Eastern, and Western regions of the country.
Story By Benjamin Jumbe