Friday, May 16, 2014
Delay of the Occupy Parliament Campaign
Bakampa Brian Baryaguma,
c/o Law Development Centre,
Plot 339, Kagugube Road, Makerere,
P.O. Box 7117, Kampala, Uganda.
Friday, 16 May, 2014.
Kampala Metropolitan Police,
P.O. Box 2976, Kampala, Uganda.
Re: Delay of the Occupy Parliament Campaign
Reference is made to my letter of Tuesday, 29 April, 2014, addressed to you, notifying Uganda Police Force and by extension, other security agencies of our Occupy Parliament Campaign. The letter was accompanied by a copy of our media release dated Tuesday, 22 April, 2014, on the same campaign. There was also a follow up letter of Monday, 5 May, 2014.
This is once again to inform the Uganda Police Force and other security agencies that we have decided to delay this campaign until parliament returns from recess in June, 2014, in the same manner and terms as stated in the letters and media release, alluded to earlier. This decision follows positive developments at parliament. I would like to confirm to Ugandans that the motion to be presented on the floor of the House is truly ready. A colleague and I have seen, touched and perused the document at parliament. We are satisfied that it captures the gist of our concerns as elaborated in the complaint. The motion seeks to establish a Select Committee of Parliament to investigate the ongoing cruelty, oppression and tyranny at the Law Development Centre (LDC) and is spearheaded by a specified mover and two seconders. Their names are withheld for now.
Our people, who have entrusted us with championing this cause, keenly following its progress and constantly pressurizing us – and rightly so – to ensure its success, can, for now, rest assured that our representatives and other authorities in parliament are moving with us, doing their best to reign in on the excesses of the incurably defective system at LDC and those responsible for its maintenance. The truth will be known and justice done. This delay is meant to allow parliament enough time and space to handle this and other matters without panic or inconvenience, during the recess period. We are very grateful to it for the job well done so far. We call upon our people to be patient.
We are also very grateful to the Uganda Police and other security agencies, for cooperating with us so far. The level of patriotism they have exhibited is impressive.
Bakampa Brian Baryaguma
c.c. The Right Honourable Speaker, Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.
c.c. Clerk, Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.