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Political parties to meet IGP over new POMA regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties under the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) are set to meet the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola to discuss implementation of new Public Order Management Act (POMA) regulations. The meeting will be held on Sunday at Prime Minister’s office. It will …

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New POMA regulations: Spontaneous public meeting to last 20 minutes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new Public Order Management Act (POMA) 2013 regulations has created a provision for unplanned public meeting of political parties lasting for only 20 minutes. The new regulations have been drafted through the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) initiative. IPOD brings together political parties …

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Political parties unveil new POMA regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties under the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) have agreed and unveiled new regulations that will guide security agencies in the implementation of Public Order Management Act (POMA) of 2013. The new regulations were unveiled by secretary generals of political parties and Prime …

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FDC unmoved by poll placing Besigye behind Bobi Wine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) says it is not bothered by an opinion poll that has placed the party’s four-time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye in a distant third position, among presidential contenders. The poll by Research World International placed Besigye behind President Museveni …

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FDC questions gov’t commitment on POMA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has questioned government’s commitment on changing the way it’s implementing the Public Order Management Act (POMA), 2013. FDC’s skepticism comes days after government officials led by Prime Minister, Ruhukana Rugunda admitted that the law is being implemented wrongly. This …

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Gov’t concedes to opposition’s demands on POMA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has conceded to opposition parties that the Public Order Management Act (POMA) is illegally implemented. On Thursday, a meeting of the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) meeting on POMA was held at Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo. The meeting that lasted five hours first came …

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Committee set up to draft POMA implementation guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A committee has been set up to scrutinise the 2013 Public Order Management Act (POMA) and draft guidelines on its implementation. This was agreed at an Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) meeting held at Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo on Thursday. The meeting was attended by …

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FDC: We may boycott second IPOD summit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has threatened to boycott the second Inter-party for Dialogue (IPOD) summit slated for May 15th, 2019. The FDC President, Patrick Oboi Amuriat, says the boycott will be in protest of continued harassment of senior party members by police and …

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Political parties to review public order management act

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties under the Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) are set to dialogue on the implementation of Public Order Management Act (POMA). The dialogue is being organised by the IPOD secretariat and Office of the Prime Minister. The event will be held …

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FDC decries disruption of IPOD activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has decried the disruption of activities funded by the Netherlands Institute for Multi-party Democracy through the Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD). This follows the disruption of a training session for the FDC district party leaders in eastern Uganda, which …

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