Police on Sunday reportedly blocked the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party from delivering relief items to the disaster stricken residents of Bududa district.
FDC leaders including former Presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye, Secretary General Nandala Mafabi among others arrived in the eastern district today to hand over the items.
These reportedly included hundreds of bags of posho branded in party colours, as well as clothes, shoes and other items.
These were meant to support families of those that were affected by the landslides that hit Bukalasi Sub County weeks ago, claiming over 50 lives and destroying dozens of homes.
The FDC relief items were donated by party members and well-wishers through a nationwide campaign in which people were asked drop whatever support they had, at the party offices.
However, while moving the truckloads of items today, party officers were reportedly stopped near Bukakasi parish where they were meant to dish out the items.
The FDC through its twitter handle announced the development, “Police has blocked our trucks carrying relief items at Buwangani Town Council 27km to Bukalasi.”
“The trucks are carrying 800 bags of Posho, clothes, shoes and other items donated by Ugandans for the people of Bududa who had just been affected by the landslides.”
It emerged that the FDC officials were barred from distributing the items themselves, and asked to hand them over to the district leadership, which they opposed.
“We are a hands-on party, we want to deliver these items directly to the people,” the FDC twitted.
“We want to distribute them to the affected people by all means possible one by one. We shall not give them to the district leadership.”
We were yet to receive response from police on the decision to block the relief items.