Speaker Among Invites Protester for Meeting to Address Concerns

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The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among has invited Mrs Fatuma Nansubuga, a woman who was arrested for protesting outside Parliament recently, for a meeting.

Speaker Anita Among wants to meet Fatuma Nansubuga
Speaker Anita Among wants to meet Fatuma Nansubuga

The speaker said she wanted to “hear Nansubuga’s concerns” adding that it was her duty to “engage and listen to her concerns.”

The speaker made these remarks on Tuesday, shortly after Nansubuga was granted bail by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court.

She was arrested on Wednesday last week after she was found at the Parliamentary gate carrying placards and demanding the resignation of the speaker over corruption.

Nansubuga was arrested for protesting outside Parliament last week

A resident of Kalerwe market, Kawempe Division, Nansubuga was charged with “being a public nuisance” and remanded to Luzira Prison.

A social media campaign was launched online demanding her release.

In a post on X this afternoon, Speaker Among sought to dispel reports that she ordered Nansubuga’s arrest.

She said she was “pleased to hear that she has been released on bail.”

Peaceful demonstration is a constitutional right, and I look forward to listening to her concerns. I am a firm believer in the right of citizens to hold leaders accountable, just like Ms Nansubuga was doing,” the speaker added,

Meanwhile, the Buganda Road court remanded back to Luzira the former Rubaga Resident City Commissioner Anderson Burora, who is also facing charges related to comments he made against Speaker Among.

The court will hear his bail application on Friday, July 12.

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