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Constitutional Amendments: Opposition Brief Kayihura on Protest Changes

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Nobert Mao was last week arrested at the launch of DP's Kogikwatako campaign

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Winnie Kizza, has informed Gen Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police, about changes in earlier planned consultative meetings on constitutional amendments that were supposed to be held in the West Nile areas of Acholi, Teso and Mbale.

The opposition leaders from different areas are meant to go to their respective areas and hold public rallies intended to inform, educate and seek public opinions about the proposed amendments in the constitution on land and age limit.

In a letter that was addressed to Gen. Kayihura dated August 7, the Chief Opposition Whip,  Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, states that the program that they had earlier communicated to police about their intention to hold these meetings has been pushed forward by a week.

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He writes, “The program for west Nile, Acholi, Teso and Mbale have been pushed forward by a week, new paces and dates have also been indicated.”

The new schedule is as follows: On August 10, a rally will be held in Butambala led by Muwanga kivumbi; August 11,  Pual Mwiru will lead a rally in Jinja and rallies in districts of Arua, Gulu, Soroti and Mbale will be held on August 17, 18, 19 and 20.

They will be led by Fungaroo/ Muwanga kivumbi, Akol Betty/ Lyadro Kamakech, Osegge/Ariko and Jack Wamai respectively.

The letter was also copied to the Speaker of Parliament, The Leader of Government Business, Leader of Opposition and all Opposition Leaders.

Nganda also stated that the rallies were being held in conjunction with the Parliamentary Forum for Human Rights and Constitutionalism.

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