US warns government of Uganda on her post-election conducts|GMEPA


By Our Reporter.
The United States has reiterated its ongoing concerns with Uganda’s post-election environment, in which the government and its security forces persistently have violated the rights and freedoms of Ugandan citizens and the media.
In a press statement issued on March 11, 2016 by John Kirby, Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs in Washington, DC reads; “The continued detention of opposition figures without legal justification, the ongoing harassment of opposition supporters, interference in legal challenges to the election results, and the intimidation of Uganda’s media are unacceptable activities in a free and democratic society. Recently proposed legislation to enhance the powers of the government to restrict media is an attempt to further limit the country’s political space”.
Kirby says that, United States and Uganda have a long standing and strong partnership that has contributed to the stability and prosperity of the region. “We are concerned that the Ugandan government’s recent actions could endanger the economic and political progress that has enabled our relationship to grow. We urge the government to take prompt action to reverse this troubling trend”, he added.