Police have said the new opposition pressure group, the People’s Front for Transition (PFT) must seek permission, especially from the Ministry of Health before holding meetings.
A section of opposition politicians last week launched a new pressure group that they said is the new front to oust President Museveni from power, and that they would soon launch a series of activities in various parts of the country.
However, addressing journalists yesterday, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said whereas members of the new pressure group have a right to assemble, they must seek permission since the meetings are against the guidelines put in place to control the spread of Covid.
In 2019, the Constitutional Court nullified some sections of the Police Act, reducing powers of the police to disperse public gatherings.
Mr. Enanga said whereas some provisions of the Public Order Management Act had been nullified by court, many others are still in existence for enforcement. END