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Gov’t appeals Constitutional Court judgement on POMA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General has filed a notice of appeal challenging the recent Constitutional Court ruling on the Public Order Management Act- POMA. The ruling delivered on March 26 nullified section 8 of POMA which gave discretionary powers to the Inspector General of Police who in …

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Public Order Management Act practically redundant – Lawyers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Order Management Act-POMA is now redundant after a recent court decision that expunged a section that gave the Inspector General of Police sweeping powers stop public gatherings, a section of Ugandan lawyers has said. The section was often cited by security officers …

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IPOD commends Constitutional Court on POMA judgement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Interparty Organisation for Dialogue- IPOD has commended the constitutional court for nullifying Section 8 of the Public Order Management Act- POMA 2013. This particular section granted discretionary powers to the Inspector General of Police-IGP or his representative to stop or prevent a public …

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FDC demands violent free political environment to advance IPOD agenda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC wants government to explain the violence directed at opposition politicians if they are to sit and discuss under the Interparty Organization for Dialogue – IPOD. The FDC party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists during the weekly press briefing …

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BBS TV journalist arrested with Bobi Wine recalls ordeal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | On January 6th, 2020, Police stopped a planned consultative meeting organised by the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and People Power pressure group leader, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine that was scheduled to take place at Gayaza Our Lady of Good Counsel playground. …

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People’s Government vows to defy ban on political meetings in homes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The People’s Government has vowed to defy police ban on political gatherings in homes. On Monday, district and Division Police Commanders –DPCs were directed to disband all political meetings in private homes. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said police had noticed a continuous violation of …

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