The Uganda Police Force has instructed its commanders to ensure that no political meetings are held in people’s homes. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says holding meetings in homes violates the Public Order Management Act-POMA.
Enanga says any meeting involving more than three people should be in accordance with the provision of POMA. Commanders in various areas should disperse any such meetings, according to Enanga.
Police management has directed district and division police commanders –DPCs to ensure all political meetings held in private homes are dispersed.
This new directive has been received with bitterness by opposition leaders with many saying that it is an abuse of the constitution.