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Police approves Muntu’s rally, promises tight security

Alliance for National Transformation boss Mugisha Muntu has been cleared by police to launch his political party. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – Uganda Police has on Monday 13, permitted Gen. Mugisha Muntu to organize the launch of his political party- Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) slated for May 22.

Mr. Fred Enanga the police spokesperson confirmed this during the press conference in Naguru Monday morning.

Mr. Enanga said police is working with organizers from ANT who had formally notified it of their plans of this gathering.

“This is to inform the public that the territorial police at Kampala Metropolitan Headquarters, is working with the organizers from the Alliance for National Transformation, who formally notified it of their plans to hold a promoters meeting on Tuesday, 21st, May 2019, at Nsambya and thereafter launch the Alliance for National Transformation, as a political party, on Wednesday, 22nd, May 2019, at the Serena International Conference Center,” Enanga noted.

He added that the two parties (Police and Alliance for National Transformation) held consultations in advance, on how best to effectively manage the two events and ensure a proportionate policing response, which is essential to the success of the events, safety of the participants, spectators and minimal disruptions of other road users near the venues.

“We want to welcome and assure the intending participants, that their safety at both events is guaranteed,” Enanga said.

Police also praised the efforts made by the leadership of the new party to harmonize and work within the framework of the law.

“We would also like to praise the efforts of the organizers, for their peaceful engagement, towards addressing their outstanding political issues in a sincere, mature and sustained manner,” Enanga added.

Police encouraged all individuals and organizations from other political affiliations that are willing to peacefully engage in their events to partner with it and jointly work within the provisions of the law.

Mr. Enanga told journalists that the law enforcement body always collides with other political players simply because they don’t always inform police in detail of their activities.

He said that ANT also gave police ample time to process their request adding that police went and carried out security assessment on both the venues and they were also very particular on time.

Alliance for National Transformation is a new political party that was recently formed by Gen. Mugisha Muntu following his fall out with the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).

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