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Tolerate each other, MUK don tells parties

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th October 2015 02:22 PM

Makerere University Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) director, Zahara Nampewo has urged all political parties' supporters be tolerant to each during this period of political dispensation.

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Dr. Zahara Nampewo, director Human Rights and Peace Centre, Makerere University speaking during the Conference on religious rights and electoral politics at hotel Africana, Kampala on October 14,2015. Photos/ Nicholas Kajoba

Makerere University Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) director, Zahara Nampewo has urged all political parties' supporters be tolerant to each during this period of political dispensation.

By Nicholas Kajoba

Makerere University Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) director, Zahara Nampewo has urged all political parties' supporters be tolerant to each during this period of political dispensation.

She was speaking during the two-day national conference on religious rights and electoral politics at Hotel Africana on October14, 2015. 

The keynote address was presented by Prof. Ibrahim Abdullahi of University of Missouri,
USA.   

Nampewo said that government should engage the public in the electoral process from the grassroots levels.

"Public play a big role in electoral process in this country. So there's need for government to ensure that the public is part of the process from the start," she said.

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Dr. Zahara Nampewo (L), Principal school of law Makerere University, Dr. Damalie Naggita and Prof. Fredrick Jjuuko

Nampewo said religious leaders play a big role in informing the public, so there is need to partner with them especially during the electoral process.

"We need the religious leaders because they have played a big role in informing the people during the electoral process. They advocate for their rights to vote wisely," she said.

Nampewo said there is need to strengthen partnership with Academic institution and religious institution in fighting for good governance and human rights.

"Religious leaders and Academic institutions play big role in election process in the country. Government should always partner with them to ensure that electoral process is transparent," she said.

The Principal school of law Makerere University, Dr. Damalie Naggita said that goal of the conference is to enhance participation of the university communities and religious institution towards promotion of human rights.

 "We want to create awareness and understanding by universities and religious institutions of the role of religion in human rights and governance in the country," she said.  
 

Tolerate each other, MUK don tells parties

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