By David Muwanga
The Swedish ambassador, Erik Aberg (right), has said his governmentâ€™s strategy for Uganda puts emphasis on the process of democratisation.
â€œTherefore, the political situation will be followed closely in the coming two years with the upcoming elections in 2006 and the envisaged change to a multiparty system,â€ he said recently while addressing officials of the Uganda Investment Authority and a Swedish delegation at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
He, however, said the details of the process were not for the Swedish government to dictate since each country has to establish its own road map.
â€œWe would, however, encourage that the process involves stakeholders from all regions and changes be decided by consensus. now that a multiparty system has been declared to be the aim of the 2006 elections, we certainly support such a process,â€ he said.
He also decried the conflict that has been raging for the past 18 years in northern Uganda had led to immense humanitarian suffering.