The Ugandan Wire has learnt that the zonal Police in Mbarara has cleared Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s National Unity Platform (NUP) manifesto launch that is scheduled for Saturday in Mbarara City.
According to our reporter in the new city however, NUP was warned to follow all the required standard operating procedures (SOPs) if this is to happen and only allow in about 70 people.
The Police Commander for Ankole – Kigezi, Abas Byakagaba, has however warned that they will not think twice to swing into action if the SOPs are neglected.
According to David Lewis Rubongoya, the Secretary General of NUP, their launch will take place in Kakoba Division, Mbarara City at their Western region offices which they will officially launch with the manifesto.
Rubongoya said that they are ready to follow all the guidelines of social distancing and inviting only 70 guests so that they work within the law.
“We shall respect all the SOPs and we don’t expect police interfere with our program because we are a registered political party in this country,” Rubongoya said.
NUP was meant to launch manifesto from their Kamwokya Secretariat on Tuesday after the nomination of their Presidential flagbearer but his arrest did not make it possible.