Political parties to set agenda for National Dialogue says Lumumba

Political parties to set agenda for National Dialogue says Lumumba

Political parties are set to work out an agenda for national dialogue, the chairperson of the council of secretaries of Inter-party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD), Justine Kasule Lumumba has said.

According to Lumumba, the political parties will use the March 5TH meeting, convened by IPOD chairperson, President Yoweri Museveni to raise what they think should be discussed.

She was yesterday addressing the press at Kabira Country Club where she revealed that the IPOD summit will be held at Kololo Independence Grounds under the theme: “Dialogue for National Cohesion.”

Lumumba noted that the recently concluded general elections witnessed the highest level of unprecedented violence, lawlessness, riots, protests, hate speech among others which she said undermines democracy.

The summit will discuss the role of security agencies in the campaigns, electoral reforms, the Public Order Management Act and political party funding.

Lumumba also revealed that the IPOD council has agreed to bring on board different political actors, such as the National Unity Platform, People’s Progressive Party and other political players but added that the final decision will be taken by the summit.