Opposition legislators have declared their unwavering commitment to the boycott of plenary sittings until the Government addresses their concerns related to alleged human rights violations by security forces.
In a press conference held at Parliament on Thursday, Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, reiterated that their boycott will persist until the Government takes meaningful action in response to their demands.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, stated on Wednesday that discussions were underway with the Opposition to find a resolution that would bring the legislators back to participating in the house’s plenary sittings. However, Mpuuga clarified that no discussions have taken place regarding the boycott. According to him, the deputy speaker’s intention was solely to provide information about the missing supporters of the Opposition’s National Unity Platform (NUP).