People on political gatherings should not be static, but based on the size of the venue, UPC says. Whisper Eye Reports
UPC has reiterated its earlier position that that the number of people for political meetings and other gatherings should not be static, but based on the size of the venue or place for such a meeting, provided that Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are well adhered to.
Elections kicked off on Monday 9th November, 2020 amidst Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions under the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
UPC has thanked the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for ensuring that the Electoral Road Map is being implemented as planned.
Mr Muzeyi Faizo, Head of Media and Communications says ,that according to reports so far, adapting the new norm of scientific campaigns by some stakeholders is still a challenge! In UPC’s Press Statement of 4th November 2020, the Party welcomed the idea of allowing some small political meetings of not more than 70 people, but was very much concerned on the number and requested the IEC and Ministry of Health (MoH) to rethink and revise that position., UPC
UPC would like to appreciate the Government and the line Ministry of Health for having considered our appeal and adjusted restrictions on some sectors/activities which include but not limited to increasing on the number of people for gatherings from 70 to 200. UPC reiterates its position that the number of people for political meetings and other gatherings should not be static, but based on the size of the venue or place for such a meeting, provided that Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are well adhered to. he added.
The security enforcement should take into consideration this latest development and work very closely with various campaign teams, so as to harmonize any issues. Let all stakeholders cooperate for peaceful campaigns, free and fair elections for the good of both our people and our mother land, Uganda. He continued to state
To all those offering services to the campaigns, UPC appeals to them to be very considerate and offer their services to candidates at an affordable, sustainable price. This will not only enable them to carry out their campaigns smoothly, but also contribute to the fight against commercialization of politics, which has been and continue to affect service delivery after elections, if not checked! Fazio Muzeeyi added.
To all UPC campaign teams and Party candidates, you are encouraged to traverse the country and deliver the central message to the grassroots in line with our Party Manifesto. We are rebuilding the party and we need to win at all levels where UPC has fielded candidates so that our presence is felt and we can embark on Nation building and development. the UPC mouth piece said.
UPC PAYS TRIBUTE TO DR OBIARA DAVID ANYOTI !REST IN PEACE!
UPC SATEMNET ON DR OBIARA DAVD DEATH
On the 1st of November, 2020, Uganda Peoples Congress received with shock, the news of the sadden death of Dr. Obiara David Anyoti in Nairobi. The Party extends heartfelt condolences to the family, UPC members and friends – both at home and in diaspora.
Dr. Obiara David Anyoti was Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the Obote II Government (1980 – 1985), and a Nominated Member of Parliament. He is a son to late Hon. James Anyoti who was Minister of State for National Service (1968 – 1971) in the Obote I Government. Dr. Anyoti was a Nationalist, Pan-Africanist, staunch UPC member, strong leader who offered service whole heartedly, a distinguished lawyer and mentor to many!
According to family, the body of Dr. Anyoti shall be arriving into the country this week and burial is slated for Saturday 14th November, 2020 at Lalle village in Soroti town, about 10 kilometers west of Soroti.
The Party is in touch, and will follow the program of the family to give the fallen comrade a befitting send-off. The Party will keep you posted in case of any changes in the program.
On the same note, the Party informs the general membership about the loss of UPC Senior Woman Leader, Comrade Yodesi Kabatembuzi and Comrade Kabagambe Mbazira, a UPC member, all from Kasese. We send our deepest condolences to the family and pray that God gives them strength to go through these challenging moments!
May Their Souls Rest In Peace!