Give Me More Time To Prepare: IPOD Meeting Postponed On Museveni’s Request


By Uganda Online Media

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.

“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.

Kampala: The highly anticipated meeting between President Museveni and Secretary Generals of Opposition parties under the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue-I.P.O.D has been postponed to a later date in January.

The meeting had been arranged for this Wednesday, 29 at the President’s country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District, according to Deputy Press Secretary to the President, Faruk Kirunda.

According to Kirunda, Museveni is preparing for the end-of-year address and therefore he needs more time to divert his mind for IPOD engagements.

“The IPOD SGs meeting has been postponed to a later date in January on President Museveni’s request to prepare for his New Year message set to be coupled with a national address on Covid-19 on Friday, the presidency said Wednesday,” Kirunda said in a statement.

Museveni is set to deliver his end-of-year address to the nation and a status address on the current coronavirus situation in the country on the same address.

“Under the Political Party and Organisations Act 2005, IPOD membership consists of parties that have representation in Parliament. These include; NRM, NUP, DP, FDC, UPC and JEEMA. It excludes parties like ANT. There are 26 registered political parties in Uganda according to the Electoral Commission. 

It’s worth noting that the National Unity Platform(NUP), the country’s biggest opposition political party has in the past turned down invitations to the IPOD delegation citing unresolved issues on democracy and human rights, and this time around the story won’t be different.

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