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FDC vows to tirelessly fight against land grabbing

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has vowed not to let go the campaign against land grabbing.

This furious statement follows the A move by the executive to table a piecemeal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2017 on land acquisition on the floor of Parliament by the Deputy attorney General Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana.

The ‘My land My identity campaign’ is a non-partisan move intended to educate the locals about their right to own lad says the FDC Secretary General Harold Kaija.

Harold adds that article 26 of the Uganda Constitution is one of the reasons people are still living and therefore its amendment is a secret of killing Ugandans since life rotates around land.

He climaxed calling upon all Ugandans to join the campaign in collective efforts to help protect our land because Land ownership is a Right.

Police Reaction towards the Campaign

Police has on several occasions warned opposition officials against holding the Save Land Country wide campaigns public rallies saying it was in breach of the law and.

In a statement issued a few months back, Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye detailed that in spite of the fact that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura had written to FDC advising them to comply with the provision of the law in a letter dated 1st May, the party had defiantly ignored the said advise.

Kasingye noted that the ongoing sensitization rallies being conducted by FDC were against the Public Order Management Act 2013 (POMA) and that Police would now act should they continue.

 

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