Opposition parties have announced plans to hold processions in Kampala on Monday next week as part of their non violent protests against government.
Norbert Mao, Democratic Party president says that unlike the previous occasions they are will equip and empower protestors with skills to resist police brutality. Mao advises protestors who can not willing to stand police brutality to stay at home.
He says that those will protest will be empowered with skills to disable tear gas canisters and send the army and police trucks off the road. Mao says the protests are meant to achieve the measure of democracy worthy of human beings.
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The parties including Uganda People’s Congress, Democratic Party, and People’s Progressive Party and the Social Democratic Party have now changed their slogan to “Free Uganda now”.
Their mission is to end horrendous corruption and plunder of national resources, ending state impunity and terror, restoring fundamental human rights and freedom, promoting national unity and policy of inclusion and ending an entrenched system of economic and social injustice among others.
UPC President Olara Otunnu says their mission is to conduct a continuous struggle so as to bring about democratic change. He adds that their objectives are broader with a long term agenda and as leaders they will assume their responsibilities at the fore front.
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Otunnu adds that their target is to bring to an end the entrenched system of oppression organized by the current regime. The social Democratic Party President Michael Mabiike says they are going to embark in all actions to ensure they achieve their objectives countrywide.
The opposition will gather from the UPC headquarters, DP offices, Pride theatre, Katwe and Kabalagala and then head to Nsambya railway grounds for the main rally.
The opposition had earlier told journalists that the rally is set for Tuesday next week. However, no sooner had the press conference ended; the police sent a team of officers to convince the opposition leaders to change the date of the rally.
President Yoweri Museveni is expected to give his State of the Nation address on Tuesday. It has now been resolved that the rally will take place on Monday.
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