Police stop anti-corruption meeting

Monday November 12 2012

By Solomon Arinaitwe

Police have stopped an anti-corruption meeting that was organised by activists from various civil society organisations under the NGO Forum coalition.

The activists were scheduled to meet at the Uganda Manufacturers Association grounds at Lugogo, to voice anger against the vice and discuss how to address the infinite corruption in government ministries and agencies that, over the years, has cost the tax payer trillions of shillings.

However, when about 400 activists turned up at the venue, police had sealed it off and they were told, by the commander of Kampala Extra, Mr Felix Kaweesi, to hold their meeting elsewhere.

The activists are still engaging Mr Kaweesi who has told them to meet at Ntinda, the head office of Human Rights Network offices, a local non-government organisation.

This comes after key European donors that is Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark  suspended aid to Uganda over alleged corruption in the Office of the Prime Minister that is feared to have led to a loss of more than Shs150 billion.