“Article 40 of the Constitution provides every Ugandan with a right to practice one’s profession and trade. The act of denying one the right to participate his trade is therefore not only unlawful but also unconstitutional,” reads the statement.
ULS also urged the police to know that Constitution provides for equality of all people.
“All persons are equal before the law in all spheres of economic, political, social and cultural life and in every other aspect and shall enjoy equal protection of the law. Therefore, any powers conferred upon police in exercise of its functions should be done without discriminatory conduct,” reads the statement.
Police has since August blocked Bobi Wine’s concert, claiming he does not meet required guidelines despite the fact that the artiste claims he had earlier informed police.
In the statement, the lawyer’s body also reminded police that they will continue to monitor the situation and will not hesitate to undertake any appropriate avenues and legal efforts to enforce right practice of Constitution by police.
However, when this website contacted police spokesman Emilian Kayima, he said police is not, at any one time against Bobi Wine.