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Britain To Continue Lobbying For Parties

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th March 2002 03:00 AM

Britain will continue urging President Yoweri Museveni’s government towards the opening up of political space, the British Council deputy director, Kate Edwart Biggs, said on Friday.

Britain will continue urging President Yoweri Museveni’s government towards the opening up of political space, the British Council deputy director, Kate Edwart Biggs, said on Friday.

By Vision Reporter Britain will continue urging President Yoweri Museveni’s government towards the opening up of political space, the British Council deputy director, Kate Edwart Biggs, said on Friday. She said Britain would also continue assisting Ugandan pluralist political organisations and human rights activists in advocacy work. Biggs was officiating at the closing of the campaign strategies’ seminar that took place at the Human Rights House in Nsambya. The seminar was convened by the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), a local non-governmental organisation. The resource person was a human rights expert, John Wadham, from the British National Council for Civil Liberty. Among the participants were Uganda Young Democrats vice-president Kenneth Kakande and Uganda People’s Congress youth activist, Moses Higenyi. Others came from the Conservative Party, the Reform Agenda and local government councils. Biggs said one way of helping Ugandan human rights activists was to regularly bring in British experts who have gone through similar problems to share their experiences with Ugandans. FHRI director, Livingston Ssewanyana, said he is determined to push for political space irrespective of the danger the campaign pauses to his life. Wadham said he had found Ugandan human rights activists very receptive and ready to learn about and adapt modern methods of advocating for their needs. Ends

Britain To Continue Lobbying For Parties

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