THE anticipated peace talks between the Government and rebels of the Uganda National Rescue Front (UNRF) II hang in balance following the refusal by four of the rebel leaders to return from exile, writes James Odong.
The facilitation of the return of John Yebuga (Canada), Ismail Sebbi (Saudi Arabia), John Aluma (United Kingdom) and Betty Andima (UK) by the Government was one of the clauses of the June 15 ceasefire agreement signed between the two parties.
According to the agreement signed between the first deputy premier who is also internal affairs minister, Eriya Kategaya, and Maj. Gen. Ali Bamuze, the Government was to facilitate the return of five UNRF leaders within 14 days after signing of the agreement.
The New Vision has however, learnt that of the five rebel leaders abroad, Uyemi Asedri, has since returned from his base in Kenya.
The rebels said they did not recognise the leadership of UNRF II which entered into an agreement with the government. Ends
UNRF II Talks Hit Snag