Police lift ban on joint age limit consultation rallies

Police spokesperson Assan Kasingye has okayed joint consultative rallies. File photo.

By Mary Kisakye

Police have lifted the ban on joint consultation meetings on the age limit bill, PML Daily has learnt.

Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye said the force has okayed joint rallies as long as they are held within the law.
Kasingye was addressing journalists in Kampala this morning.

This over-rules an earlier directive by the police director of operations, Asuman Mugenyi, that had barred legislators from conducting joint rallies on the controversial age limit bill.

The consultation meetings were sanctioned by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.

The police spokesperson said they will not stop MPs from consulting in groups but advised them to first seek permission from Police.

“If there are MPs who want to go to another constituency, let the police in that area be informed. We need to know beforehand if the MP for that constituency is going to have other people,” Kasingye said.

He said police needs enough time to prepare such large meetings, which is why it demands to be informed in advance.

“If police is informed, they can handle the situation accordingly,” he said.

He said police is committed to protecting Members of Parliament who are either in support or not (of the constitutional amendment).



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