By Kabuye Ronald
Noting the escalating sugar prices in the country with now a kilogram in some areas hitting 7000 shillings, Forum for Democratic Change FDC party has appealed to government to allow duty free importation of sugar and at the same time have a ban on sugar export for as long as the sugar shortage subsists in the country.
The appeal has been made by the party’s deputy spokesperson Paul Mwiru at a weekly press briefing at the party headquarters.
“if indeed it’s not government officials hiding the sugar let them put a ban on its exportation and allow duty free importation, we can’t buy the explanation that it’s the long draught that has hiked the sugar prices” said Mwiru
FDC PINS JUDICIARY, POLICE ON SUSPECTS TORTURE
FDC also wants the judiciary to come out and explain to the public why it abetted the torture of the fallen former spokesperson of police Andrew Felix Kaweesi murder suspects by reminding them to Nalufenya police station a place that is not designated for detanation.
Mwiru asserts that it’s upon the Nakawa chief magistrate Noah Ssajabi illegal and erroneous remand of the suspects to nalufenya that facilitated and empowered police to torture and cause nasty bodily injuries to the suspects including the Kamwenge town council mayor Geofrey Byamukama.
FDC also wants police to explain under what circumstances were the suspects put under aggregated torture, name the individual officers involved, their rank and police numbers so that they can be prosecuted cautioning that failure to do so they are contemplating to sue the entire force since article 24,28,44 of constitution and the anti torture Act prohibits inhuman or degrading treatment and torture of any person or suspects.
In the similar way FDC is against government and parliament decision of subjecting Ugandans seeking medication from Mulago national referral hospital to payment.
Mwiru argues that since it’s Ugandans to service the loan that was acquired to develop and renovate Mulago through the taxes they pay they should be spared from paying for the services in Mulago.
By Kabuye Ronald