4 July 2012

Uganda: UPC Tells Museveni to Establish Truth Telling Commission

President Yoweri Museveni has been told to establish a Truth Telling and Reconciliation Commission if people are to forget what happened in the past when NRM and past governments killed people in wars.

Joseph Bossa, the UPC's vice president told journalists at the party's head office in Kampala on July 4 that the past wars have continued to hurt many people whose relatives and friends got killed in those wars.

He was responding to Museveni's remarks in the press where, the president said very many people are still angry with what UPC did. "We killed people who belonged to UPC and they also killed ours," the president was quoted as saying. "But after the war, God gave NRM a chance to be in government which he never gave to others."

Museveni was quoted as saying that many people had urged him not to attend one of the functions which involved top UPC officials because UPC government caused the death of their relatives.

Bossa urged government to wake up and establish a commission which will reveal who killed what and when.

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