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Uganda Police Okays NUP’s Nation Wide Tour.


Yesterday, the leadership of the National Unity Platform had a meeting with the Uganda Police to decide on the fate of their planned nation wide tour.

This meeting was exclusively covered by the Police media team, meaning journalists from other media houses were not allowed in this closed meeting.

The Uganda Police and The National Unity Platform agreed on the following things;

1. The NUP Leadership should, in all their notifications, write officially to the IGP early enough as per the law to allow UPF management to reply in time and copy their letters to the Territorial Commanders.

2. The District Security Committee shall carry out an assessment of security at the venue, environs, and the route that the NUP members intend to use before the meetings. The committee will work together with the Liaison Officer of NUP to agree on an appropriate venue where Police can effectively provide security. The assessment will be in coordination with town clerks who always grant permission for venue usage.

3. The NUP Leadership will provide a liaison officer whose role will be to coordinate with Police Headquarters and Unit Commanders regarding preparations for holding their activities and following up on security concerns from the party.

4. The meeting urged NUP Leadership to prevail over their members who wear military insignia, as these acts contravene the law. Persons found culpable shall be dealt with individually.

5. Regarding the alleged confiscated NUP items by security, it was agreed that a follow-up will be made by the Director of Operations, and communication will be made later.

6. Regarding NUP members arrested for acts contravening the law, the meeting agreed that the NUP Liaison Officer should always contact Police for follow up.

A new schedule has been share by the National Unity secretariat and the party Principle shared on his socials saying, ” Here is our adjusted program for Mukono, Masaka and Mityana districts. The Police claimed that the venues we had initially booked are not convenient, even when other political groups have been using them. They even declined us using the Liberation Square in Masaka City which has been hosting most political events.”

“Anyway, in the greater interest of ensuring that our events happen successfully, we have made these adjustments and secured new venues. We hope they will not come up with other excuses,” he added.

In other news, the Newly appointed Inspector General Of Police (Mr Abbas Byakagaba) and his Deputy (Mr James Ochaya) are officially starting their new roles today in an event that is being presided over by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire and the State Minister Gen. David Muhoozi.


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