Opposition Parties To Meet Over 2016 Election Demands

DP President Norbert Mao.
DP President Norbert Mao.

Opposition parties with representation in parliament are scheduled to meet this week Thursday to discuss their demands ahead of the 2016 elections, Norbert Mao, the Democratic Party president has disclosed. 

Without divulging the agenda of the meeting, Mao says DP will this year be part of the opposition front demanding for a definite set of actions to ensure a free and fair elections starting with 2016.

Mao says they are going to encourage Ugandans to face their oppressors without fear until their demands are met.

The DP President says politically the priority for all leaders should be national healing and reconciliation.

Mao says they shall not succumb to being cheated by the ruling National resistance movement and will demand for conditions to be right for a free and fair election. He says 2014 is going to be the year that will determine if Uganda shall have peaceful or violent change.

The meeting to be held at the JEEMA headquarters in Mengo is to be attended by all opposition MPs and people who wish Uganda well.

Ssemuju Nganda, the shadow information minister who was shocked that Mao would attend the meeting tells Uganda Radio network that top on the agenda is going to be the Kampala question.

Meanwhile the DP has set out its plan for this year, which includes fighting against unemployment and advocating for the establishment of a minimum wage for all employees.

Mao reveals that before the end of this month his party is going to come up and launch a policy on employment and job creation.

The party is also going to push for affordable and quality education for all Ugandans.

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