As the clock ticks towards the World Human Rights Day on December 10, the Democratic Party (DP) is set to conduct public lectures in and outside Kampala to sensitise Ugandans about human rights.
DP President Norbert Mao said the first lecture, under the theme ‘attacking police brutality’, will be conducted at the Constitutional Square, after the party cleared with KCCA.
“The country fears even to sound itself about this day’s celebrations because of acts that contradict the law, however Ugandans should shout a loud voice to stop police brutality and demand for their rights,” Mao said at DP headquarters in Kampala.
According to Mao, the party will also focus on sensitizing people about their rights as enshrined in the 1995 Constitution and the Bill of Rights comprising the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was ratified by Uganda.
Mao also said there will be music shows in various areas of Kampala by artistes who have been instrumental in advocating for human rights like Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine and Ronald Mayinja among others.
“Bobi Wine has always been a great motivation to as far as human rights is concerned, his songs like fighting for freedom really puts a block on improving and promoting human rights,” Mao said.
The DP leader also castigated the killings in Kasese last year, in which over 100 people died.
The 2016 Uganda Human Rights Report puts the Uganda Police on the spot for human rights abuses including frequent arrests of Ugandan opposition leaders and journalists among other cases.