Go Forward Commits to Upholding Peace in Elections

Go Forward Chief of Staff, Solome Nakawesa handed the candle of peace by UWONET

Seven journalists covering President Museveni’s campaign trail on Wednesday afternoon survived death after the vehicle they were traveling in overturned several times along the Masaka road.

According to an eyewitness, view the speeding Toyota Prado Tx driven by a one Apollo hit a hump before the driver lost control veering off the main road and overturned.

“They were rushing from a rally at Bukoto South to Bukoto Central when they hit a swamp a few meters to Kiswera Trading center and the vehicle overturned before landing in the nearby Kyojja swamp, ” said the eyewitness who preferred anonymity.

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WBS's Timothy Sibasi survived with minor injuries

WBS’s Timothy Sibasi survived with minor injuries

Chimpreports understands that WBS Tv journalist Timothy Sibasi survived with minor injuries but the rest of the team are in a good condition.

Locals arrive for rescue

Locals arrive for rescue

The other journalists aboard the vehicle included Joseph Sabiiti, Moses Namayo(NBS TV),Phillip Aguta, Jackson Onyango(UBC TV),Yusuf Mabingo(Record TV) and Dan Lugemwa(WBS).

A source told this website that on several occasions the team in the Toyota Prado has on several occasions been warned against over speeding on roads they are not familiar with.
Women organizations under Uganda Women Network (UWONET) have Wednesday handed over a ‘candle for peace’ to the Go Forward team that was represented by the Chief of Staff, unhealthy Solome Nakawesa at the Go Forward offices in Nakasero.

In its ongoing campaign for a peaceful and violence free elections UWONET has so far handed over five candles to presidential candidates who include; FDC’s Kizza Besigye, Gen. David Biraro, Maureen Kyalya, Yoweri Museveni and now Amama Mbabazi.

“We use this opportunity to call upon the Go Forward presidential candidate and other Go Forward candidates to use their campaign platforms to call on masses to maintain peace and avoid violence during elections,” said UWONET Executive Director, Ritah Aciro.

“All supporters of political parties and candidates should be urged refrain from any processes that breed intolerance and violent conflicts.”

Go Forward Chief of Staff, Solome Nakawesa on her part appreciated UWONET and the entire women movement for championing the call for peace during and after elections.

She pledged, “Go Forward reiterates its commitment to peaceful election, to a version of violence and peaceful transfer of power which has been a symbol that this candle represents.”

“We believe that the absence of war doesn’t mean that women are safe, doesn’t mean that there is access to justice and doesn’t mean that there is equality and equity in the country,” Nakawesa noted.

“The Right Hon. Amama Mbabazi has time and again emphasized that the current generation of leadership owe to Ugandans to witness a peaceful transition power otherwise, the struggle that he was part of will have no legacy.”

“Our campaign among all the eight is a campaign for women; it has the biggest number of women in decision and policy making positions which show our commitment to women’s rights and also making sure that they get out of the women’s leagues and wings were they are marginalized.”

Nakawesa added that the Go Forward manifesto clearly outlines the things that brought about instability in the country and what we must look out for.

“Our manifesto commits out to two issues that address peace and electoral violence and the first bigger arm is the rule of law and constitutionalism where we commit ourselves to restoration of term limits which is a very big cause of tension and instability in the country.”

“We will also restore the dignity of the judiciary because justice is part of peace, upholding the rule of law, shaping the powers of the Police and Armed forces, strengthening correction and rehabilitation service in the country.”



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