Friday, July 18, 2014
Notice of the Occupy Parliament Campaign
Friends International – Uganda,
Friday, 18 July, 2014.
Kampala Metropolitan Police,
P.O. Box 2976, Kampala, Uganda.
Re: Notice of the Occupy Parliament Campaign
Reference is made to the Complaint Concerning Under-performance of Law Development Centre (hereinafter ‘the LDC Complaint’) (available online here: http://www.bbbakampa.blogspot.com/2014/05/complaint-concerning-under-performance_10.html).
At a meeting of signatories to and well wishers of this cause, duly convened in the name of the people of Uganda of goodwill, on Friday, 27 June, 2014, members unanimously endorsed the Occupy Parliament Campaign. It was also observed that this is a matter of great public importance that demands expeditious handling by the responsible authorities – in this case Parliament. To this extent therefore, it was resolved, among others, that some of us peacefully assemble at Parliament as guests, on dates and at times to be determined by the campaign organizers.
We have therefore, decided to resume the campaign, by camping at Parliament, effective Monday, 21 July, 2014, at 10:00 AM. We shall keep meeting and peacefully assembling there as guests until Parliament debates and passes the motion seeking to establish a select committee of parliament to address matters that are raised in the LDC Complaint.
By copy of this letter, the Uganda Police is hereby notified of these and forthcoming developments, specifically calling upon our gallant officers, men and women in the police and other security agencies, to be patriotic enough, by enabling – not hindering – our citizens in the enjoyment of their fundamental human rights and freedoms.
Bakampa Brian Baryaguma
c.c. Right Honourable Speaker, Parliament of the Republic of Uganda
c.c. Clerk, Parliament of the Republic of Uganda