The Minister of Lands Housing and Urban Development Chris Baryomunsi
has said that there is no directive barring opposition politicians from accessing
Baryomunsi’s statement follows concerns by Members of Parliament on Thursday
during plenary when the questioned why opposition MPs and their leaders were
being blocked from use of the media.
According to Francis Mwijukye, the Buhweju County MP, on Wednesday, the
President of FDC Patrick Amuria was blocked from a talk show at Liberty FM in
Hoima district even after paying money.
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However, Chris Baryomunsi says government has not issued any
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Butambala MP Muwanga Kivumbi asked Government to assure MPs and the opposition
that they will not be barred from the media.
Last month, security personnel reportedly switched off Hope Radio
in Kabale municipality after hosting Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party
leaders including Dr Kizza Besigye the former FDC president, Ingrid Turinawe,
the FDC chairperson of the Women's League, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, the party
president, William Nzoghu, the Busongora North MP and Roland Mugume Kaginda,
the MP for Rukungiri Municipality.
Allan Twongyeirwe, the talk-show host said that before the show
started, he received a phone call from Darius Nandiinda, the Kabale resident
district commissioner (RDC) ordering him not to host the FDC