We respect all human rights, including the Opposition's - NRM

The Secretary General of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Richard Todwong, says his party and the government respect the human rights of all people, including those who belong to the opposition.

NRM officials led by Todwong (right) meeting the EU delegation

Todwong’s remarks were made during a meeting with a delegation of the ambassadors from the European Union (EU), led by head of delegation Attilio Pacifici.

The countries represented in the meeting comprise Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, France, Italy and Netherlands.

Emmanuel Dombo, the director for communication of the NRM, while speaking on behalf of the Secretary General, said the NRM has amply demonstrated its commitment to the preservation and promotion of human rights since its inception.

It is not our culture to mistreat and vindicate (sic) people with views and opinions that are contrary to ours,” he said.

Dombo underscored this commitment to human rights by saying all the necessary laws and institutions are in place to guard and guide the rights of all Ugandan citizens.

On the issue of food scarcity and hunger in some parts of the country such as Karamoja, Dombo said the government would tackle the twin bugbears with a resolve to end them.

The government is well aware of the issues of hunger and food scarcity in some areas and they are tackling it. The good thing is that they have come at the time of the State of the Nation address and budget reading,” he said.

Allied to this, Dombo said the NRM is ready to uphold any issues improving cooperation and working relations between Uganda and the European Union community.

Pacifici asked the NRM government to help negate the devastating effects of climate change globally through adopting environmentally friendly policies.

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