Police have suspended National Unity Platform – NUP’s nationwide consultative and mobilization meetings with immediate effect, The Tower Post reports.
The suspension was communicated in a September 13th statement released by Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Katsigazi Tumusiime and seen by this website.
In the statement, Maj Gen Katsigazi says that the NUP and its members have continually flouted guidelines given to them by the Police in holding their meetings.
“While we completely support the right of individuals, groups and other citizens to peacefully gather or assemble and make their views on matters of public policy, we have noticed that in all areas where the NUP mobilization activities have been carried out, there have been total breaches to the guidelines thus causing public disorder, unnecessary traffic jams, loss of business, malicious damage to property and traffic accidents including a fatal one in Hoima,” the statement reads in part.
In Mbarara, rowdy NUP supporters vandalized a Toyota Hiace Reg. No. UBD 251J while holding ther processions on the street.
In Hoima, there was a terrible accident on Monday 11th June during an NUP convoy where a one Norman Mugisha died instantly while 10 of his colleagues were left with serious injuries.
“We are sending this strong message, that our country, Uganda, will not wait for its villages, towns, urban centres and cities to burn, before taking action to protect its citizens and property. We are going to put an end to the mob mentality, bullying and intimidating tactics of NUP radicals against innocent civilians and law enforcers,” the statement further reads.