The decision to block the FDC meeting was reached in a meeting between Kalangala Resident District Commissioner, Daniel Kikoola, District Internal Security Officer Kasaana Kaliisa and Police.
A police marine boat in Lutoboka, Kalangala town council
Police have blocked a meeting organised by the
Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party leaders in Kalangala district.
The FDC party leaders were scheduled to meet at Philo Leisure Gardens in Kalangala town council this morning to discuss
internal party matters.
However, police blocked the meeting pending
clearance from the top police leadership in accordance with the Public Order
Police also blocked FDC party officials led by their president, Patrick Oboi Amuriat from accessing Kalangala town
from Beta, a suburb of Mugoye Sub County.
Police stationed two
vehicles in the middle of the road next to Bukuzindu Solar – Thermal Power
plant to block the convoy of the FDC officials.
The decision to block the FDC event was
reached in a meeting between Kalangala Resident District Commissioner, Daniel
Kikoola, District Internal Security Officer, Kasaana Kaliisa and Police.
Security Committee resolved to block the FDC party officials from boarding the
ferry that plies the Kalangala – Masaka route through Bukakata, saying they
would stir chaos in the district.
District FDC Chairperson, Robert Munaaba told
URN that they were still waiting for clearance.
“We are now here awaiting
clearance from the Uganda Police force although it is unlikely that the meeting
will continue since all leaders expected in the meeting have been blocked from
reaching Kalangala,” he said.
There is only one access route to Kalangala from
Masaka by road. The other way the FDC could reach Kalangala is by use of canoes
from Beta where they are blocked.
Police has deployed on the lake to
stop the opposition politicians from accessing the district.
Kalangala District Police Commander, Benon
Byamukama, says the FDC leaders have no clearance to hold the rally.
that the leaders to follow the Public Order Management Act if they are to hold
any rally in Kalangala.