IPOD Executive Secretary, Frank Rusa says the decision was reached by IPOD council in a meeting on Monday. The council brings together secretary generals of political parties.
IPOD party leaders who attended the first summit in December, 2018. The date and venue for second summit has been changed.
The second Inter-Party
Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit has been pushed to Monday, May 20,
2019. Its venue has also changed from Lira to Protea Hotel, Entebbe.
IPOD is an umbrella of political
parties with representation in parliament. These include the ruling National Resistance
Movement (NRM), the Democratic Party (DP) Forum for Democratic Change (FDC),
Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) and Justice Forum (JEEMA).
The second summit, a meeting of
leaders of the political parties was supposed to take place on Wednesday, May
15. But according to IPOD Executive
Secretary, Frank Rusa says the decision to change the date and the venue was reached
by the IPOD council in a meeting held today after requests advanced by the
The council brings together Secretary
Generals of political parties. Rusa
says political party leaders requested for the rescheduling of the meeting to
fully get ready to attend.
"The party leaders got back to us asking for
an extension so that they can attend the meeting,” he said. The request for
Entebbe was specifically made by the NRM. The council debated and agreed to the
The second summit is a follow of
December 2018 inaugural summit. It will receive a council report on four themes. They are; improvement of public order
management, proposals on a more inclusive electoral system and electoral
reforms, the regulatory mechanism of independent political actors-Members of
Parliament and reforms on current public funding for political parties.