Police Okays opposition consultative meetings

By Ssebuliba Samuel:

Police has agreed to provide adequate security to members of the opposition who are planning to launch countrywide consultative meetings on the proposed constitutional amendments in respect to the Land Act.

The opposition led by Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza revealed that they are planning traverse to all parts of Uganda seeking views of Ugandans on the proposed amendments to article 26 of the Land Act to enable swift acquisition of private land for public use.

According to Erasmus Twarukukwa the director Human rights and legal services at Uganda Police, police yesterday had a fruitful meeting with opposition members led by Chief Whip Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda where it was resolved that notification to police about the 18thAugust consultative meeting be sent in time to enable police prepare adequately.

He said that it has been resolved that the consultative meeting sticks on the agenda.

According to their program they plan to start with Masaka, Kampala, Wakiso and others later areas.