Media and political activists in Mbarara city and other parts of western Uganda have expressed concern over the narrowing freedom, accusing the Uganda Communications Commission-UCC for temporarily switching off 88.3 Endigyito fm as it hosted National Unity Platform-NUP opposition party leaders on August 28, 2023 morning.
Media & political activists in Mbarara city concerned over the narrowing freedom, accusing UCC for temporarily switching off Endigyito fm (88.3) as it hosted National Unity Platform @NUP_Ug party leaders including president Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) on August 28,2023. #Uganda pic.twitter.com/pj88SUKnBu
— WESTERN UGANDA MEDIA CENTRE-WUMEC UGANDA (@WUMECUganda) August 29, 2023
The leaders including party president Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) found a tough time as local police and other state authorities disrupted their schedule while inaugurating Mbarara city NUP offices before addressing a rally at Global High School playground. Bobi Wine and his group later proceeded to Fort Portal and Kasese on 29th and 30th August 2023 respectively as they traverse different parts of the country in a national tour.
National Unity Platform-NUP party event at Global High School, as party president Robert Kyagulanyi officially opens offices at Makhan Singh street in Mbarara city western #Uganda. #RiseNewsUganda https://t.co/YUhn8CMfW5 https://t.co/CnBjlB3fJW pic.twitter.com/hbcs3dAt7u
— Rise News Uganda Network (@RiseNewsUganda) August 28, 2023
In his speech in Mbarara city, the NUP leader expressed concern over escalating suffocation of freedom and human rights by the state. He further accused the government for not fighting corruption to ensure that many socioeconomic transformation projects yield results.
The Resident City Commissioner-RCC Mbarara, Lt. Col. James Mwesigye had earlier warned politicians, the media/journalists and activists against misusing the freedoms they have.