Bishop Niringiye Renews Calls For National dailogue

As a new government takes shape, calls for national dialogue are being resounded.

The latest is from civil society activist and retired Bishop Zac Niringiye who says what the country needs now is to move from Defiance to Dialogue.

Bishop Niringiye says this will help in negotiating a future in which all Ugandans can enjoy liberty and equal opportunity.

He tells KFM that the current defiance campaign by the opposition was triggered by the contested February 18 presidential elections leading to a political crisis.

Niringiye says national dialogue must start now because this stalemate coupled with the ban on live media coverage of opposition activities is not sustainable.

Similar calls were made earlier by the Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda on grounds that the results of the last presidential election as announced by the Electoral Commission and the decision of the Supreme Court have not brought an end to these contestations nor conferred legitimacy on the outcome of the election in the mind of a significant section of the Ugandan society.

Delivering his inaugural speech at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala on Thursday afternoon, President Yoweri Museveni called for unity after the polls saying Uganda is for everybody including the opposition.

Story By Catherine Ageno