In his Easter message delivered at the diocesan home at Kitovu in Masaka municipality, Bishop Kaggwa indicated that police are falling short of their public expectation of being impartial while enforcing the public order management law, thereby suppressing rights and freedoms of some people.
John Baptist Kaggwa, the Bishop of Masaka Catholic Diocese
has decried the selective enforcement of the Public Order Management Act.
In his Easter message to Christians delivered at his
officials residence at Kitovu in Masaka municipality, Bishop Kaggwa noted that
Uganda Police Force is falling short of its public expectation of being impartial
while enforcing the Public Order Management law.
Bishop’s comment follows the continuous
disruption of public meetings mainly organized by opposition politicians
including musical shows by the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert
Kyagulanyi Ssentemu alias Bobi wine by the police force.
He asked Police and its sister security agencies to be
considerate and sensitive while applying the public order management laws to
allow the citizenry equal space to associate freely and enjoy their freedoms.
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He also decried the rampant land disputes witnessed in
the country, some of which have resulted brutal eviction of hundreds of
families rendering them vulnerable.
He prayed that the perpetrators of these evictions take time
to reflect on their inhuman actions and accordingly reform their ways.
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Bishop Kaggwa challenged Ugandans to fully regain their civil
responsibilities other than throwing it to government and those in authority.