Mathias Mpuuga, the national coordinator Activists for Change says that they cannot sabotage the Interparty Parliamentary Union conference since they consider member states as partners in building a democratic Uganda and a corrupt free, just and fair society. He however explains that they cannot afford to let the delegates leave Uganda without knowing what is happening in the country.
The IPU is the principal statutory body of parliamentarians around the world that expresses and studies international problems and make recommendations for action. Over 5000 delegates are expected in the country. Mpuuga says the conference should be a successful event to the level that it should be able to appreciate the peril of Ugandans and understand and document the challenges of the political players.
He reveals that this week the activists are set to hold meetings with particular delegates from countries they believe shape the world. The meetings with the undisclosed delegates will include sharing with them concerns on human rights and good governance.
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on Thursday, the Inspector General of police Lt. Gen. Kale Kaihura issued out stringent guidelines prohibiting rallies in any other part of Kampala Metropolitan Area during the IPU assembly except at Kololo Independence Grounds. However, Mpuuga says they shall not heed to unlawful and unconstitutional warnings by the IGP.
According to Mpuuga they will commemorate the international day against police brutality on Tuesday next week. Mpuuga says the event will showcase the good work of police over the last couple of years.
This will be in form of art and craft, electronically and graphically among others to share with parliamentarians across the world so that the police can be rightly judged for their actions.
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The A4C coordinator says they have invited Kaihura to share with them the basis of some of the police conduct and make the activists understand him and the police force better.
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