DP protests Kampala restructuring

The Democratic Party suspends its activities in Kampala and surroundings as over Government plans to take over the city management.

The opposition party is pushing for a referendum on the proposed takeover of Kampala by the central government.

Recently government tabled in parliament the Kampala city bill that seeks to extend the boundaries of the city and put it under the management of government.

DP chief whip Issa Kikungwe says they going to launch an operation in Kawempe this Friday to find out what the people think about this new development.

Kikungwe says they are also looking for signatures to petition the electoral commission to organize a referendum on the matter.

This during the closure of a one day meeting held at the Christ KJing church in Kampala.

And the DP leadership decision for a referendum is backed by KCC councilors who contend that they were not consulted about the new bill.

The councilors are vowing to mobilize mass demonstrations in Kampala should parliament go ahead and pass the bill into law.

Radio one talked to some of them.