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FDC wants reports on previous fires released

By Stuart Yiga

Added 21st September 2020 03:36 PM

FDC deputy spokesperson, John Kikonyogo expressed concern over police’s failure to release reports regarding the causes and the perpetrators behind the series of fires that have claimed people’s lives and destroyed properties.

FDC wants reports on previous fires released

John Kikonyogo (right), Mile Rwamiti (left) addressing Journalists in Najjanankumbi on Monday (Photo by Stuart Yiga)

FDC deputy spokesperson, John Kikonyogo expressed concern over police’s failure to release reports regarding the causes and the perpetrators behind the series of fires that have claimed people’s lives and destroyed properties.

POLITICS

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have tasked the Inspector General of Police, Marin Okoth Ochola, to release reports about the previous fires that razed down historical sites, before jumping on the recent Makerere Ivory Tower incident.

While addressing journalists at the party headquarters at Najjanankumbi on Monday, the FDC deputy spokesperson, John Kikonyogo expressed concern over police's failure to release reports regarding the causes and the perpetrators behind the series of fires that have claimed people's lives and destroyed properties.

He also said that fire outbreaks  are becoming common in the country with schools, markets, being the main targets.

"Bulange, was burnt, Buddo Junior, Parkyard, Kanungu massacre, and Napia market fire in Jinja, but no report has ever been released," said Kikonyogo.

He added that, as FDC, they believe that Police are capable of investigating any fire-related case because they have the skills and expertise, but the question is that, "Who is interested in not releasing these reports?" said Kikonyogo.

Kikonyogo, revealed that in other countries, they have tried to preserve and protect their historical sites but one wonders why Uganda is not following suit.

"If we can investigate what is happening to Konny, in the Central African Republic, why do we fail to investigate the logic behind these fires that have caused a big setback in our country?"


WHERE IS STELLA NYANZI
Meanwhile, FDC also wants Police to tell the country the whereabouts of Dr. Stella Nyanzi. "We leant that she was arrested and detained in Busia but when our team went there, they told them she was transferred to another place which they do not want to tell us up to date," said FDC.

"We want Stella Nyanzi, alive we want Police to tell us the case they are preferring against her if there is any, and we are demanding to know why they arrested her, because we think she is a free Ugandan that is free to move anywhere in country without any permit," they added.


DELEGATES CONFERENCE POSTPONED:
 On the other hand, the FDC also expressed displeasure over Ochola's refusal to conduct their presidential flag bearer delegates meeting in Kamuli district last week.

"Police insist we should strictly have fifty members per delegate meeting yet we clearly indicated in our letter that in all the twenty one regions, we have more than one hundred delegates per region," said Kikonyogo.

However, both candidates including; Amb. Wasswa Biriggwa and Patrick Amuriat Oboi, have decided to proceed with individual campaigns in different regions, as the party pushes for further negotiations with Police to ensure that they allow them to hold the general delegates meeting with all members included.

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