The United States Ambassador to Uganda H.E Natalie Brown has faulted president Museveni and his government, a day after the Foreign Affairs Ministry shut down the operations of the UN Human Rights Commission.
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The Ambassador says that a society cannot advance if it does not respect human rights of its citizens. The Ambassador was speaking to journalists during the launch of the U.S Mission’s 60th anniversary edition of the “Report to the Ugandan People.”
The report focuses on the U.S. government’s work in Uganda in regard to promotion of economic growth, improvement of health and education, strengthening security and fostering democratic values.
“That is something that we advocate for around the world. Here in Uganda and the United States, we raise these issues of human rights because our experience tells us how important they are for people to be healthy, to have access to health care, access to education,” the Ambassador said.
Meanwhile, a false police report made by the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango alleged that political activists were today morning planning to storm Kololo in protest of the closure of the UNHRC.
Police Feb 8, statement
We have received intelligence information that there are political activtists who are planning to demonstrate tomorrow 9/2/2023 starting as early as 7am in Kampala.
The demonstrators are planning to attack human rights offices and other government installations.
The Inspector General of Police has not received any notification from any person or organization of any intented demostration.
Any person or organization that want to demonstrate should seek clearance from the Inspector General of Police.
We appeal to members of the public not to participate in any illegal demonstration. Whoever participates in any illegal demonstration shall be arrested and charged to court.
We also appeal to members of the public not be lured into participating in illegal activties.
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