FDC Backs Gov’t For Non-Renewal Of UN Human Rights Office Tenure


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The opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), has praised the government of Uganda for not renewing the tenure of the United Human Rights Contract.

In February, the government revealed that it was not renewing the host country agreement signed with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Uganda.

While addressing the press on Monday at party headquarters, deputy spokesperson party John Kikonyogo said that they were in support of the government’s decision to terminate the UN Human Rights body on the ground that Uganda has matured as humans by setting up different offices to handle constitutional matters.

Recently, the ministry of Foreign Affairs cited several unusual reasons for the termination of the agreement, among which the country is at relative peace from corner to corner and has strong national human rights institutions and a vibrant civil society that are capable of monitoring the promotion and protection of human rights.

According to Kikonyogo, the FDC strongly informs the public not to take all these utterances by other opposition parties seriously because the government has a number of institutions in place to execute the mandate given to them.

He noted that the Uganda Human Rights bodies led by President Museveni are doing meaningful work and reporting to the President on the mandate of these institutions, which have over time offered remedies for human rights abuses all over the country.

“We now recognise the worthy and functional institution under the government of Uganda led by President Museveni, who has always had defending human rights as his mandate as a leader. On this note, we ask all Ugandans to stand up and fight for their own rights alongside set government agencies,” Kikonyogo said.


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