Ugandan Opposition Launches Alternative Policy Agenda

Following the leader of government business in parliament to present the sitting government policy guidelines, the leader of opposition Matthias Mpuuga Nsamba, also launched the alternative policy agenda.

Where as that of government is centred around land reforms, that of opposition is revolving around:

Reinstitution of age and term limits in the constitution.

Removal of army representation in parliament

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General reduction of members of parliament.

Lord Mayor of Kampala submission at the launch.

He dwelt on article 3 of the constitution that encourages citizen to resist any form of Injustice, human rights abuse and misrule.

“I attended the launch of the the Legislative Agenda for the opposition political parties organised by Hon. Mathias Mpuuga , the Leader of Opposition at parliament, today morning. My speech centred on the dire state of constitutionalism in the country which is likely to thwart the realisation of the ideals enshrined in this laudable platform or initiative.

Lord Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago (Left) pausing for a photo session with opposition members of parliament at the stairs of of the parliamentary buildings
Current Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya, whose seat is being contested by a fellow political party member Sulaiman Kidandala, has exhibited exceptional mobilisation skills which he has put to full use as seen by the recent acquisition of a fire brigade ambulance vehicle as addition, to many more equipment he has solicited for his constituents.

I therefore made a candid call to colleagues in the house to explore ways of operationalising the provisions of Article 3 of the Constitution which embodies the doctrine of “Resistance” to all forms of unconstitutional tendencies, injustices and misrule.”

President of NUP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

He urged opposition members of parliament to harness oneness so as to push forward the agenda of a people centred opposition and avoid corruption and bribery to which opposition members of parliament are so “prone”

In attendance was the the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah.

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Chris Kato

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