By our reporter
Tororo county MP Geoffrey Ekanya has asked fellow legislators to throw away the Public Order Management Bill saying that it is intended to restrain peoples’ freedom.
The bill is currently before parliament for debate but it has raised reactions from different people including politicians and civil society organization.
Ekanya says that the bill is segregation and therefore no responsible politician should be in support of such a law.
Speaking to journalist at parliament on Monday ,Ekanya noted that parliament should concentrate on legislating issues that will help the country to get more revenue than legislating to curtail people’s freedom.
The public order management bill 2011 seeks to manage public order in partnership with the organisers and participants in assemblies, demonstrations and precession,the local authorities,owners or custodians of the venues at which public assemblies,demonstrations and processions are held and the police.
The bill also seeks to specify the procedure to be followed when organizing an assembly,a procession or demonstration,as well as the penalities and sanctions to be imposed upon those found in breach of the proposed law.