Two Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Members of Parliament have
called for the boycott of President Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony.
The MPs, Atkins Katusabe the Bukonzo West MP and shadow Minister Foreign
Affairs and the Leader of Opposition and Gulu Woman MP Betty Aol Ochan are
demanding that all Ugandans arrested during and after the 2021 general elections be
Addressing a press conference at Parliament on Thursday, Katusabe said that Government should
disclose the whereabouts of the missing people and ensure they have
access to their doctors, lawyers and family members.
He also called for the prosecution of security officers cited in
brutality towards Ugandans but also compensate the victims.
Several people have in the past been arrested by armed security
men both in uniform and in plain clothes travelling in numberless “Drone” vehicles
from either their homes or workplaces and many of them have never been seen
again raising fear among members of the public.
Katusabe also said that members of the diplomatic
community and members of the public should keep away from the swearing-in ceremony
of President Museveni due to the country's worst human rights record.
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He says that opposition leaders who will turn up for the event should be
Katusabe also called on Government to release American Citizen Guy Smith who
has been in incarceration, two months. According to Katusabe, Guy’s condition
is worsening at the detention centre.
In March, Guy Smith was arrested for alleged subversive activities in Fort Portal,
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Aol said that it is sad that
Ugandans are being abducted and held incommunicado.
She says other countries should join the United States to impose travel
restrictions on Ugandans involved in human rights violations.
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President Museveni will be sworn in on May 12 at an event expected to be
attended by up to 20 heads of States and several dignitaries.