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FDC mourns Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC political party has said it was saddened by the passing of Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, the Archbishop of the Orthodox Church in Uganda. Lwanga, who has been battling cancer passed away yesterday at a hospital in Athens-Greece. Speaking to the press …

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FDC doubts gov’t commitment to solving greater Masaka security crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | If government security agencies managed largely to pacify Somalia, deploy in Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic among other countries, why is it taking long to decisively deal with bijambiya (machete) murders in greater Masaka region? Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) …

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FDC calls for separation of ministry of sports from education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition political party, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has called upon government to create a separate ministry of sports by splitting it from the ministry of education. Speaking to reporters today at the party headquarters at Najjanankumbi, John Kikonyogo, the deputy spokesperson said that …

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FDC to meet its elected MPs over speakership race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC is set to meet Members of Parliament who were elected on the party ticket to discuss, among other things, the candidates it will support in the parliamentary speakership race.  John Kikonyogo, the deputy party spokesperson said that although there are …

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FDC demands apology from internal affairs minister over abductions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change party has called on the minister of internal affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo and the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola to apologize for failing to protect Ugandans from the rampant abductions the country. Addressing the party weekly press conference …

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FDC asks gov’t to pay examination fees for all candidates

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has joined parliament to demand government’s intervention to help clear Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB registration fees for candidates in private schools.  At the beginning of this month, Parliament passed a resolution urging the government to meet the cost of …

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FDC presidential flag bearer elections to last 21 days

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Forum for Democratic [FDC] party has said that elections for its presidential flag bearer will last a period of 21 days.  Speaking to reporters at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi today, FDC deputy spokesperson John Kikonyogo said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the party …

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FDC engaging EC on virtual campaigns

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party says it will continue engaging with Electoral Commission to reverse its proposal requiring candidates to hold virtual campaigns. This stems from a revised roadmap for the 2021 elections issued by Electoral Commission indicating that candidates will campaign virtually …

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FDC calls for a clear program to deal with COVID-19 threat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has called upon government to issue a clear program on how it intends to handle the coronavirus when it reaches Uganda. The virus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan province in December 2019, has since spread …

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FDC tasks Ochola to explain police brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has tasked the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola to intervene on the escalating cases of police brutality and explain claims that Nalufenya police station has once again turned into a torture chamber. The FDC Deputy Spokesperson, …

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