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Kyankwanzi training: FDC summons city councillors

FDC’s Paul Mwiru addresses journalists at party headquarters in Najjanakumbi. Courtesy photo.

KAMPALA–A meeting of Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) councilors and selected FDC officials is currently ongoing at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi aimed at addressing issues connected with the pending Kyankwanzi retreat.

Kampala minister Beti Kamya recently called a retreat, ostensibly to equip the city leaders with better leadership skills.

However, a section of city leaders, especially in the Opposition claim the retreat aims at enticing the councillors to support the controversial amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution that seeks to remove Presidential age limits that currently stand at 35 on the lower side and 75 on the upper side.

Before being postponed to a later date, 218 of the 280 councillors in Kampala district had confirmed attendance of the seven-day training slated for November 13 at Kyankwanzi.

FDC deputy spokesperson Paul Mwiru confirmed the meeting but denied it was particularly about the Kyankwanzi trip.

“We not have power to summon our councillors over such matters; we only invite them to come to the party headquarters as a routine,” he said.

He, however, noted that Kyankwanzi is a known ground of the ruling NRM party notorious for brainwashing Ugandans.

“We have had a discussion with our lord councillors and they will not be party to those proceedings in Kyankwanzi because they are partisan,” Mwiru said.

He said if minister Kamya wanted FDC to be part of the Kyankwanzi training, she should have written to the party and asked for facilitators.

Reports, however, indicate that some FDC councillors that this website is yet to establish have taken a decision to attend the meeting.

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