KAMPALA – The minister of ICT and National Guidance, Ms Judith Nabakooba, has said that security is ready to deal with people who are planning to hold demonstrations between February 3 and 7, 2021.
According to the minister, some people are mobilising taxi drivers and the public to boycott work during the said days.
“We have received information that there are some people planning to cause chaos between the 3rd and 7th February 2021,” she said.
“They are moving around spreading harmful propaganda that the country will shut down during those days. They are intimidating taxi drivers and the public against being on the road and places of work during those days. I call upon anyone to disassociate themselves from this evil plan. The country is safe and security will work fast to arrest anyone planning to create chaos,” Ms Nabakooba added in a statement on her twitter account.
The minister’s statement comes amid growing calls against the use of violence to express dissatisfaction following highly contested January 14 presidential and Parliament elections.
President Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the election with 58 percent while his biggest opponent Robert Kyagulanyi got 35 percent of the votes.
But Kyagulanyi has disputed results of the elections.
This publication understands his lawyers are scheduled to file an election petition in the Supreme Court on Monday, February 1, 2021.