Adjumani – People Power Team are facing rejection from some countryside businesses after it had planned to hold their consultation meeting there.
Led by Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, People Power Movement wrote to security heads and Parliament’s Speaker, detailing their schedule as they move to seven districts to consult.
However, their meetings in three venues [districts of Wakiso, Gulu and Lira] have been blocked by security personnel and Bobi Wine and more than 60 of his supporters arrested.
In another sad news for Bobi Wine and his team, a popular hotel in Adjumani town has written to the pressure group to reject any chance of hosting them.
In a letter dated 8th January, 2020, the hotel director Labite Victorio Ocaya wrote: “I, Eng. Labite Victorio Ocaya, am the owner of plot 10 – 12 Lajopi Cesia, Adjumani and proprietor of Lavie Country Resort.”
“On 06 January 2019 [as indicated in the letter], I came to learn that you approached the management of Lavie Country Resort and requested to hold a consultative meeting at the resort. You then made a down payment of UGX200, 000 [Uganda Shillings Two Hundred Thousand].”
“Please note that a consultative meeting to be held at any venue have the express permission/consent of the owner of the land. In this case, you did not seek my permission. Even if you did, I would not allow you to hold such a meeting at my place.”
“Thus, this letter is to reject your request and inform you that the UGX200, 000 has been refunded to you. Attached is the evidence of return.”
Ocaya then copied his rejection letter to Resident District Commissioner, Adjumani And his District Police Commander.
A week ago, Jaflo Garden Hotel in Kitgum town also cancelled People Power booking ahead of their consultation meeting.
The visitors had also made a down payment of Uganda shillings 100,000 and a balance of shillings 900,000 was to be completed later.