Talks about the return of Lord Mayor commence

Govt and the opposition hold their first talks in relation to the supposed return of Kampala Lord Mayor Eriasi Lukwago into office.

The talks come a day after Lukwago complained about govt’s belligerence and constant back tracking on talks to reinstate him in office after Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda made a commitment to Parliament in December that Lukwago would be reinstated by February this year.

In the talks that took place at the Prime Minister’s office today, Rugunda led a team comprised of Deputy Attorney General Fred Ruhindi, Minister in Charge of Kampala Frank Tumwebaze, Govt chief Whip Kasule Lumumba and MP David Bahati.

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Wafura Oguttu led a team comprised of Shadow Attorney General Abdu Katuntu, Shadow Constitutional Affairs Minister Medard Segoona and Angellina Osege the Shadow Minister for Kampala.

A joint Statement from both Parties indicate that they agreed that the contentious matters are both political and legal in nature and require to be resolved mutually and amicably as well refraining from making public statements that may jeopardize the talks.

Prime Minister Rugunda says they meet again next week continue dialogue to resolve the political crisis in Kampala.

Story by

Ronald Muhinda

February 25 2015