Milton Obote Foundation wants Akena off Uganda House (Daily Monitor (Uganda))


The Milton Obote Foundation (MOF) has ordered Lira Municipality MP Jimmy Akena and his group to vacate Uganda House or face legal action for occupying the premises illegally.

Mr Akena has laid claim on the UPC presidency since he organised a delegates conference that reportedly elected him. His actions are vehemently opposed by the UPC faction led by Mr Olara Otunnu.

Mr Nelson Ofwono, the chairman of MOF, told journalists yesterday that the tight security Mr Akena’s group has put at Uganda House, where the Uganda Peoples Congress party has its offices, has affected their business as a private company.

“Several letters were written and attempts were made to meet with senior officials of the department with a view to resolving the impasse unfortunately, these did not generate any response,” Mr Ofwono said.

He urged police to do the right thing and rid Uganda House of the illegal occupants so that the whole building operates normally and peacefully.

Milton Obote Foundation was incorporated in 1964, as a company limited by guarantee and their principles were to support efforts of fighting ignorance, poverty and disease in order to improve the standard of living of the peoples of Uganda and East Africa.

However Mr Micheal Osinde, the spokesperson of Akena group, said MOF is a trustee of UPC and not by any stand a tenant can evict the landlord. Since the Otunnu-team took the matter to court, the court has adjourned the case until August 3.