Age Limit: IPOD to Meet Kayihura, Tumukunde

DP's Secretary General, Gerald Siranda displaying the IPOD signed MOU
DP's Secretary General, Gerald Siranda displaying the IPOD signed MOU

The Interparty Organization for Dialogue (IPOD), which unites all political parties in parliament, has invited the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura and Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Henry Tumukunde to discuss organizing peaceful consultative meetings on the current hoy button issues in the country.

One of the IPOD members Democratic Party (DP), through its Secretary General, Gerald Siranda told press today that the decision to meet the security heads was reached following reports of some members of parliament being stopped from meeting their constituents to get their views on the age limit amendment bill.

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca sent out the MPs last week to hold consultations on amending Article 102 (b) of the constitution.

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However, some members opposed to the bill including the Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza have accused police in their constituencies of blocking them from meeting their voters.

Mr Kiiza says the police even formally wrote to her stopping her consultative meetings.

 “We are meeting with the IGP in the third week of this month; we want the Minister of Internal Affairs to be present in that meeting and the IGP himself not to delegate because the issues we want to harmonize with him touch him directly,” Siranda said.

He added  that the IPOD members have since signed a new Memorandum of Understanding specifying the roles of all parties and how to run the organization.



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