Speaker Among seeks meeting with protester jailed for demanding resignation

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Fatuma Nansubuga
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House Speaker Anita Among has extended an invitation to Mrs. Fatuma Nansubuga, who was recently arrested for protesting outside Parliament, for a meeting.

Anita Among, the Speaker of the House, wants to meet with Fatuma Nansubuga following her arrest for protesting at Parliament. Nansubuga, who was charged with ‘being a public nuisance’ and detained at Luzira Prison, was granted bail.

Speaker Among clarified that she did not order Nansubuga’s arrest and expressed support for peaceful demonstrations and citizens’ right to hold leaders accountable.

“I want to hear Nansubuga’s concerns,” Speaker Among stated, emphasizing her responsibility to engage and listen to the public.

These comments were made shortly after Nansubuga’s bail was granted by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court last Tuesday.

Nansubuga, a resident of Kalerwe market, Kawempe Division, was arrested last Wednesday at the Parliamentary gate while carrying placards demanding the Speaker’s resignation over corruption allegations.

In her statement, Speaker Among affirmed her pleasure at Nansubuga’s bail release and reaffirmed her belief in the constitutional right to peaceful demonstration, highlighting her commitment to citizens’ accountability efforts.

Meanwhile, former Rubaga Resident City Commissioner Anderson Burora, facing charges related to remarks against Speaker Among, was remanded back to Luzira Prison. His bail application is scheduled for Friday, July 12.

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