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Uganda House Ownership Battle: UPC Relays Foundation Stone

UPC leaders re-lay the foundation stone

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) under the leadership of Lira Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Jimmy Michael Akena on Friday re-laid a foundation stone at Uganda House building reaffirming its ownership.

It is now 49 years since Apollo Milton Obote, troche http://decksplushouston.com/wp-admin/includes/comment.php the founding father of the opposition party laid the foundation stone to the Kampala landmark, viagra 60mg http://cnsawdust.com/components/com_k2/views/item/view.json.php known as Uganda House.

It is believed that due to misunderstandings between the Milton Obote Foundation (MOF) (which owns and manages the building) and the party, the foundation stone was removed by un unknown people.

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On Friday afternoon, the party leadership re-laid the stone at the Uganda House a building which houses both the party headquarters and the MOF offices.

“In three month’s time, the Party will celebrate the 49th anniversary of the laying of the original foundation stone. This event will be followed shortly, by the remembrance celebrations of the life of the late Dr. Apolo Milton Obote, who died on the 10th October 2005 in South Africa whilst en route to Uganda to participate in the politics after the return of multi-party politics,” noted the Party National Chairman, Lawrence Engirot Okae.

“Sometime between 2006 and 2010, the Milton Obote Foundation (MOF) removed the original foundation stone from the building and to date its whereabouts remain unknown.”

Okae said that the removal was prompted by the power struggle involving a clique of party members who hijacked the Foundation along with other assets, thus hampering the efforts of ordinary members and its leadership to rebuild the Party so that it could once again play a constructive role in the politics of Uganda.

The new foundation stone and flags outside the Uganda House

The new foundation stone and flags outside the Uganda House

“The Party members and the leadership of Uganda People’s Congress have decided that the time has come to put an end to the fruitless machinations of this clique and set the record straight as to who owns the assets of the Uganda People’s Congress.”

The Akena administration has since accused, MOF Board of Trustee Chairperson, Peter Warubiri, and the Chairperson Board of Governance Nelson Ofwono for hatching the plans to squander party assets.

“Uganda House belongs to the Uganda People’s Congress, and therefore to its membership. It does not belong to the Obote family as the malicious narrative propagated by this clique runs.”

Okae dismissed allegations that the party president, intends to sell the building President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, noting that these are meant to blind the public while efforts to decouple the Party from its economic arm are pursued.

“The Party’s assets will never belong to anyone other than its members and those in MOF who believe otherwise would be best served to understand this fact.”

Recently, the party re-hoisted the party flag, National Flag and the East African flag in front of the building which sparked off mixed reactions of MOF management.

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