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Journalists Push for Minister Byandala’s Resignation

The media fraternity has started piling pressure on Minister without Portfolio, see http://creativecommons.org/wordpress/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php Eng. Abraham Byandala who yesterday assaulted a Bukedde TV journalist at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala.

Byandala punched reporter Judith Nalugwa in the lower abdomen, viagra buy accusing her of filming him. The Minister has since denied the accusations and evidence, click claiming that the video recordings were fabricated.

Nalugwa told a press conference at the Hotel Triangle on Thursday that she needed a public apology from the Minister.

“I will forgive him if he apologizes but if he doesn’t, then we shall proceed to court,” she said.

Human Rights Network for Journalists Uganda (HRNJ-U) in Conjunction with the Uganda Media Women Association (UMWA) has started collecting signatures from journalists, pushing for the resignation of the minister who is also facing corruption charges.

“We are calling upon Byandala to resign his position because his actions don’t befit those of a leader; the only way the country can  forgive him is by relieving himself of his duties as minister,” said Robert Ssempala, the head of the HRNJ.

He added that if Byandala refused to resign, the body would appeal to the President to relinquish him of his duties.

“We as well call upon his fellow Members of Parliament to disassociate themselves from Byandala until he apologizes to Nalugwa and the country.”

“We shall provide all the necessary legal assistance to Nalugwa until she attains justice; we will use Byandala as an example to end this kind of impunity.

After the press conference, journalists escorted Naluggwa to Jinja Road Police station to have her statement recorded with that of her witness.


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