By Peter Ssebulime
Kampala: Members of the Democratic Party (DP) have called for resignation of Hon. Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health and immediate impeachment of President Yoweri Museveni for allegedly overseeing the mass immunisation that reportedly culminated into some adverse cases among children in some parts of Uganda.
This was revealed by DP stalwarts led by Lubega Mukaaku at a presser on Tuesday, during which they implored parliament to institute a commission of inquiry to investigate the matter and in particular the technical officials, the pharmaceuticals behind the supply of the drugs among others. They also demanded that the culprits should then be prosecuted and brought to book.
It should however be noted that the minister for health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng clarified last week that although some cases of side effects had been reported and medically managed, there were no reports of death anywhere in the country. Neither did Democratic Party stalwarts name any particular fatal case that had been reported.
Meanwhile, during the same presser they announced that DP plans to hold a function called The Symposium of Uganda Young Democrats, which is expected to pull close to 400 participants from different parts of the country and is scheduled for Thursday November 21, at Nabinoonya Beach.
Lukwago expressed concern over the upcoming voter verification, transfers and new voter registration exercise being manned by the regime agents and National Resistance Movement (NRM) cadres who he said cannot conduct free, fair, credible and transparent elections come 2021 general elections.
He said that “The meandering endeavours of the regime has also manifested in the demarcation of new electoral areas in Kampala and Wakiso where non-neighbouring zones are brought together to form an electoral area and in some cases the would-be split up areas are merged.”