By Jane Nambi
Christian leaders under the Uganda Joint Christian Council have rejected the public order management bill.
The leaders have called the bill an abrogation of the constitutional provision of freedom of speech and expression.
According to a press statement, sections 8 and 10 of schedule 2 of the Bill were cited. The sections provide for approval or non-approval by an authorised Police officer as unconstitutional.
The statement which was signed by the UJCC chairperson Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali stated, “Our view is that these provisions tantamount to the abrogation of freedom of speech and expression and freedom to assemble, to demonstrate and to petition that are enshrined in Article 29-(1) of the Constitution and which, in our view, are the foundations of good governance, peace and stability.”
“It is now public knowledge that our views on this matter were ignored,” they added.