The Uganda Police has moved to provide satisfactory 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 director Human Rights and legal affairs of police AIGP Twaruhukwa Erasmus made this statement in the meeting that was attended to by opposition legislators including the opposition chief whip Ibrahim Ssemujju Ngenda, shadow minister for internal affairs Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi among others.
They agreed that the public meetings should be restricted to land amendments and that the notice of the meetings should be delivered more than the three days that are stipulated in the public order management act POMA to allow them to prepare adequately to secure the meetings and late receipt of the same.
He said that it has been resolved that the consultative meeting sticks on the agenda and according to their program they plan to start with Masaka, Kampala, Wakiso and others later areas.
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.
She also added that when you put your land into the powers of current government literally means putting your land in the hands of President Museveni who is a person no one can trust.
Since then many stakeholders and politicians have been criticizing the law and agitating that it is meant to grab people’s land yet it is the only property that this government has left them.