The secretary-general of the National Resistance Movement(NRM), Richard Todwong, has said the party and the government are committed to protecting and preserving the human rights of all people including those in the opposition.
Todwong made the assurance today Thursday while meeting a delegation of the ambassadors from the European Union (EU) led by head of delegation Attilio Pacifici.
The countries represented in the meeting included; Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, France, Italy and Netherlands.
Emmanuel Dombo, the director for communication while addressing the media on behalf of the secretary general said the party since its inception many years ago has endeavoured to preserve and protect the rights of everyone including those that are opposed to it.
“It is not our culture to mistreat and vindicate people with views and opinions that are contrary to ours,” he said, emphasising that the government has put in place all the necessary laws and institutions to ensure that the rights of all citizens are not violated.
On the issue of food scarcity and hunger in some parts of the country like Karamoja, Dombo said the government was cognisant of the challenge.
“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.
Dombo said the ruling party is always ready to discuss any issues and concerns that aim at improving cooperation and working relations between Uganda and the European Union community.
Pacifici asked the government to champion the issues of averting the negative effects of climate change on the world population through adopting environmentally friendly policies.