Outlawed For God and my Country (4GC) pressure group begins its new phase of activities today in various parts of the western region.
The group is scheduled to camp and hold rallies in areas in western region for a full week. Only three districts have so far confirmed their readiness for the rallies, leaders of the group said yesterday.
According to the 4GC coordinator, Mr Mathias Mpuuga, the rallies begin from Kabale, Rukungiri and Bushenyi and will move to other districts that are yet to be confirmed.
“The failure of this regime is their thinking that we are bent on Kampala, yet we want to reach out to other areas and tell them how this government has failed in its duties. We have to sensitise the whole country. We have not earmarked Kampala as a critical area since the people are a little bit informed,” Mr Mpuuga told Daily Monitor yesterday.
The group is to move its rallies to the eastern regions of Teso next week, where a number of rallies will be held before moving to the north.
However, police yesterday warned that the rallies will not be allowed since the group was outlawed in April by the Attorney General and their appeal case is yet to result into a stay of execution of the orders.
“We shall not allow the rally since they are illegal. 4GC was banned by the Attorney General and as such no activities should be carried out by the group,” Mr Asuman Mugenyi, the police spokesperson said.
Unlike the earlier attempts by 4GC to inform police of its intended activities, this time around, information from the police headquarters confirm that there has been no communication to that effect and thus no activities shall be allowed.
“There has been no official communication made by 4GC and thus we shall treat them as such,” Mr Mugenyi added.
Despite the Attorney General’s declaration that rendered A4C and 4GC as unlawful societies, 4GC resumed its operation last week and despite police warnings, it has continued operations.
According to the Penal Code, the operation of an unlawful society is a criminal offence punishable by at most seven years imprisonment.
A4C/4GC has filed an appeal against the Attorney General’s orders and awaits its scheduling.
By Dear Jeanne, Daily Monitor