Opposition leaders summoned over unlawful assemblies
The government is embarking on a comprehensive programme to promote vocational training to ensure skills development and job creation for the youth says President Museveni.The President appealed to the youth to take advantage of job opportunities in modern commercial agriculture, fruit growing, poultry, piggery, apiary and dairy cattle, the entertainment and performing arts sector, public service and ICT.
This while meeting youth from the Uganda Youth Platform led by their chairperson, Hillary Musoke,.UYP, is a voluntary, non-political and non-profit organization that mobilizes and organizes the youths in Uganda for development.
2. Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has issued fresh criminal summons to eight opposition leaders, including former FDC president Kizza Besigye, for alleged holding of unlawful assemblies.The action came after the State lodged a fresh charge sheet warranting the opposition leaders to appear before it the court and enter plea and are required to appear in court on July 4.
Opposition leaders summoned include: Mr Mathias Mpuuga (MP Masaka Municipality), Ms Ingrid Turinawe (chairperson FDC women league), Mr Asuman Basaalirwa (Jeema party president), Mr Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala County MP), Mr Francis Mwijukye (FDC youth mobiliser), Mr Munyagwa Mubaraka (Kawempe Division mayor) and Mr Chaapa Karuhanga (former presidential candidate).The suspects are charged with eight counts in relation to the various protests and unrests for the past one year.The charges include managing an unlawful society, being members of an unlawful society, uttering speech calculated to encourage support to unlawful society and allowing meeting to be held within their premises.