Ugandan opposition MPs launch complaint directory

APA-Kampala (Uganda)

Opposition members of the Ugandan parliament have launched a directory for missing persons where complaints about abuses are entered, APA learnt on Friday.

The book will be distributed to different constituencies across the country for constituents to register cases of missing persons, torture and other acts of human rights violation.  

 It was launched by minority leader in parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, accompanied by members of the opposition from the different political parties.

Mpuuga said that citizens can now record arrests, missing persons and cases of torture in the book which will be used to ensure accountability but also follow up on incidences of documented violations.

“We are discharging a public duty and although people are saying we have   made this political, we are politicians who have a duty to our   community faced with threats of torture, murder, extortion and all   manner of vices,” Mpuuga said.

Only last week, the opposition  stormed out of the plenary over the continued torture and arrest of some Ugandans. 

They cited the arrest of legislators, Muhammad  Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana of Kawempe Division North and Makindye Division West, respectively.



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