Management of Inter-ethnic Conflicts in Uganda: A Case Study of Nabbongo Sub-County

Nabende, Joseph (2018) Management of Inter-ethnic Conflicts in Uganda: A Case Study of Nabbongo Sub-County. Masters thesis, Hekima University College.

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Due to the persistence of inter-ethnic conflicts in Uganda, this study set out to examine the policies and mechanisms employed by the Ugandan State to address the problem and promote harmony and stability in the country. The research followed a “case study” design, focusing on Nabbongo Sub-County of Bulambuli District of Uganda. The data were collected through mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative), with questionnaires containing open-ended and close-ended questions. The choice of data providers involved stratified and purposive sampling methods. Data providers included rustic (agro-pastoralists) and policy makers. The research findings show that according to policy the government (through its Ministry of Internal Affairs) is to handle interethnic conflicts and maintain harmony through stakeholders collaboration, i.e., with government’s local agencies (e.g., local government, Local Council officials), police, ethnic authorities, clan members and families. However, the findings show that such stakeholders collaboration remain wanting; government’s armed units (police and military) are often called in, thereby overriding the stakeholders collaborative approach. The research recommends that the policy of stakeholders collaboration, as envisaged in the policy of decentralisation must be adhered to; the economic hardship and youth unemployment must be addressed; and grassroots population be more involved in finding better solutions to the persistent interethnic conflicts. The ministry of internal affairs of Uganda, local government authorities and community officials should find this research helpful in addressing the perennial interethnic conflicts in Uganda.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2019 13:20
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 13:20

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