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Museveni has Frustrated Inter-party Dialogue – Mao

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has commended the government of Canada for support and partnership with Uganda and her neighbours in the fight against terrorism.

The Premier said international coordination by all stakeholders could break the backbone of terrorism across the world.

He made the remarks on Tuesday while receiving the Canadian High Commissioner to Uganda, generic http://cupidfemalecondoms.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php David Angell who is based in Nairobi, thumb http://columbiavehicles.com/components/com_k2/templates/default/itemform.php Kenya.

During the meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister, more about Premier Rugunda hailed the cordial relationship that has existed between Uganda and Canada since 1962.

Canada, which has a consulate in Kampala, is focused on laying a firm foundation for lasting peace in Uganda and the broader region.

Canada’s Parliament was recently attacked by a gunman, fatally wounding a government soldier.

The country has been participating in the war against ISIL, a terrorist group whose atrocities in Iraq and Syria have disturbed the world.

She was among the principal supporters of the peace process during the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency of Joseph Kony.

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The Premier also thanked Canada for supporting Uganda in the area of defence. Canada offers military training opportunities for the Uganda People’s Defense Forces, and both countries signed a memorandum of understanding on the deployment of formed Police Units to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The Premier and his guest also discussed ways of improving the trade and investment opportunities that exist between the two countries. Ugandan imports from Canada include textiles and machinery, while her exports there are mostly coffee and fish.

Uganda and Canada are currently considering a proposal to initiate and establish a Joint Permanent Commission to further enhance cooperation and bilateral relations
The Democratic Party (DP) president, healing http://crmsoftwareblog.com/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader.php Norbert Mao has expressed the need for inter-party dialogue and strong opposition parties if healthy democracy is to prevail in Uganda.

Mao told journalists at City House in Kampala that this was one of the resolutions that were reached during a meeting of political parties which was held in Zanzibar last week.

The meeting saw Ugandan delegates under the umbrella of Inter Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) parties including, diagnosis http://cherrylanefarms.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-post-counts-v1-1-endpoint.php DP, ambulance FDC, CP, JEEMA, UPC and NRM meet with several other opposition party delegates from Malawi, Tanzania and Ghana.

“Talking about Inter-party dialogue, as DP we believe in talking to one another no matter what it may cost so as to resolve Uganda’s political problems other than resorting to fighting,” Mao noted.

Mao said the opposition in Uganda is so much committed to dialogue and non-violence means so as to effect regime change in the country but the NRM under the auspices of president Museveni has continued to fail any form of dialogue with the opposition.

“Not forgetting that after the general elections in 2011, we contested the results and called for a dialogue with Museveni but he instead sabotaged the move by asking us to first write to him acknowledging that he had won the elections to which we responded that the agenda of the meeting was discussing the results and our acknowledgement would mean that we no longer have any cause for the dialogue.”

“Museveni went ahead and started choosing who should would  be part of the delegation that would meet him which indeed was unacceptable.”

He added that IPOD embarked on meeting individual party presidents two years ago but ever since then, president Museveni has denied them an appointment.

Mao remarked that the meeting resolved to force Ugandan government free all that were imprisoned and to account for all that were injured and killed during the 2011 street protests in Kampala.

“We also agreed to do what it takes to ensure that police and the army are totally out of the Uganda’s politics and also to advise the ruling NRM and Museveni to appreciate the need to meet with opposition political leaders.”

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