By Our Reporter
LONDON, United Kingdom: The United Kingdom House of Commons has called for the suspension of all forms of foreign aid and grant from Great Britain to Uganda. The suspension of the aid was tabled in bill before the House of Commons by Dr. Paul Williams.
Although the session held at the Westminster Hall was graced by less than ten legislators Led by Dr. Paul Williams, the MPs condemned the arrest and torture of Members of the Ugandan Parliament, Hon. Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Hon. Paul Mwiru, Hon. Francis Zaake, Hon. Gerald Karuhanga, and Hon. Kasiano Wadri and other politicians. During the session which was meant to discuss the Rule of Law in Uganda the UK Members of Parliament also spoke about the state’s cancellation of Bobi Wine’s music concerts. They said arrest and the use of torture against elected legislators has no place in a democratic country. Some suggested that Britain stops funding of Uganda armed forces’ programmes and other projects.
UK, through agencies like UKAID and others provides grants to Uganda in support of refugee programmes, health sector, agriculture, education, army and other critical sectors, which will all be affected if the aid is suspended.