By Stephen Kalema
Former presidential aide and political commenter, Morrison Rwakakamba has blasted the deputy attorney general for trying to sabotage the ongoing preparations of National Dialogue.
Rwakakamba said that Mwesigwa Rukutana is naïve about what is called ‘a National Dialogue.’
While speaking to Watchdog Uganda on Saturday Rukutatana said, “The likes of Rukutana are naïve about the main agenda of the National Dialogue. Most of them think it’s about their government, which is not true. This dialogue is about all Ugandans, and government cannot stop people from talking.”
This came after Rukutana asked the organisers of the National Dialogue for eight clarifications on preparations. These include; who are the exact parties to dialogue? Financers of the dialogue process, what are the rules of engagement? How will decisions be arrived at and what form will they take? Who are the participants in the dialogue and why? How will the decisions and deliberations tally with what current government structures doing? What will be the time frame since the electoral processes arrangements are to start next year? How will they make sure that the process is not interfered with electoral process?
However Abedi Bwanika, a presidential aspirant in 2016 and president of People’s Development Party backed Rukutana, saying Parliament must first seat and resolve the laws under which all the results from the dialogue will be implemented.
“We need Parliament to first seat and set instruments through which the outcomes of the dialogue will be implemented because right now there is no law that asserts that this President Museveni’s government will implement the out,” Bwanika said.
According to Bwanika, the dialogue needs a neutral convener but not the current organizers who also have scars of injustices by the current government.
“Unless one is blind but the status of Uganda needs a passionate dialogue to clear every messes that have been caused by both the current and past leadership however we need a neutral convener like who never tested the rage and injustices of this government.”
“Also the organisers must be transparent with all parties but not side one way, now why did they call Museveni to officiate the opening yet is the major subject of the dialogue?”
Robert Kasule Sebunya, Member of Parliament of Kyadondo North refuted the proposal of the National Dialogue saying everything in the country is at peace.
“Look people are now enjoying Kyarenga concert at Busabala others are making their deals successfully. So when you talk about national dialogue I don’t get you clearly. We are not at war.”
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