National
Lukwago, Kasibante denied permission to meet
Publish Date: Jan 08, 2014
Lukwago, Kasibante denied permission to meet
Erias Lukwago
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By John Masaba

Police have denied former mayor Erias Lukwago permission to hold a rally in Rubaga on Thursday.


Lukwago, together with Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante had sought permission to hold a rally, but the Police rejected their request saying the rally is likely to cause a ‘breach of peace’.

Police spokesperson, Edith Nabakooba, said although the two politicians had formerly formally written permission as required by law, Police would not allow the meeting to go on.

Nabakooba explained that Lukwago was requesting to hold a meeting in capacity as Lord Mayor, a title which he legally does not hold. Lukwago was last year impeached by councilors.

“Accordingly, we have no option but to advice that Hon. Kasibante should not go ahead with the planned meeting as it is likely to cause a breach of peace. We advise, the general to public not to participant in tomorrow’s planned meeting as it is illegal,” the statement said.

She added that police recognizes the right of the politicians to hold consultative meeting in their constituencies but could not allow it to go because of its potential to cause unrest in the city.  She said the decision had been reached with advice of the Attorney General.

The latest development comes days after police refused to grant the former permission to hold a rally in St. Matia Mulumba church to consult voters on the way forward after he was impeached last year.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Mediators urge end to fighting in S. Sudan
East African mediators seeking to broker peace in South Sudan on Saturday denounced ongoing "senseless fighting" between rival sides in a conflict that has ravaged the new country for the past nine months....
UCC asks telecoms to remove roaming charges
UGANDA Communications Commission is asking operators to renegotiate with their partners across Kenya and Rwanda to enable seamless implementation of the One Network Area directive, which removes roaming charges within the three states....
Delayed transactions paralyse Lands
Complaints of the bureaucratic process at the lands ministry are far from over, New Vision has learnt....
Doctor calls for promotion of safe abortion
Every year, about 1,500 girls in Uganda die from complications resulting from unsafe abortion contributing to the slow progress in reducing the over 16 women who die every day...
Mulago to spend sh1.8bn on meals
UGANDA’S national referral health facility Mulago has made adjustments to the meals it serves its in-patients, with a special diet introduced...
God will punish the corrupt, says Bishop
THE Bishop of Madi diocese, Dr. Joel Obetia, has told the corrupt to beware of punishment from God for using the country’s resources to enrich themselves at the expense of poor Ugandans...
Should bride price be made optional?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter