By Yosam Gucwaki
Police in Masindi district have declined to clear the anti- corruption walk which had been jointly organized by Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and Alliance for National Transformation.
The walk was slated for Monday next week. The procession was going to start from Masindi stadium to Kirasa centre, then from Kijura to Commercial Street and then back to Masindi stadium.
However, when Isaac Bongomin from FDC party and Isaac Kanyam the chairperson Alliance for national Transformation went to police to ask for permission, Vincent Irama the district police commander advised them to write to the IGP to give them a go ahead a statement which frustrated their efforts.
Irama said that he has no powers to grant them permission referring them to the Inspector General of police (IGP).
Isaac Bongmin from FDC party says that they wanted to bring the walk to the local person since the one which was held on Wednesday this week was a national walk.
He added that they are not going to stop here but they are going to write to the relevant authorities and organize another one.
Bongomin added that this will not divert their minds but to ensure that te culprits are brough to book.
Isaac Kanyam the chairperson Alliance for national Transformation explained that president Museveni’s walk was irrelevant to him since most of the people who participated in it are the most corrupt.
He added that in this walk they had brought on board the church leaders, cultural leaders, political leaders and the opinion leaders who have the moral authority to talk about corruption.
When contacted Allan Hakiza the Albertine region police spokesperson noted that the organizers have to follow the rightful procedures by notifying the IGP in writing.
He added that in case they continue without clearance from the IGP it will be unlawful assembly and it won’t be accepted.
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