The proposed national dialogue between opposition leader Kizza Besigye and the ruling NRM party chairman Yoweri Museveni continues to draw mixed reactions.
According to Hon. Victoria Sekitoleko, a member of the Women Situation Room, in Uganda, when people call for a meeting, you know something is wrong.
She says the Inter Religious Council people who are organising the national dialogue have something that they want to rectify.
Appearing on NBS TV morning breeze Tuesday, Hon. Sekitoleko said a national dialogue should be something with solutions which should be respected by all parties.
“I’m happy that parties are willing to sit down as civilized people to discuss national matters.”
She says ‘mere talk’ will not solve anything, but people will not merely talk if the agenda is well drafted.
Lawyer Patrick Katabazi, on the other hand, says the dialogue should talk about national issues.
According to him, Besigye’s conditions make the dialogue more political.
“I think the dialogue should be all round.”
Katabazi says all over the world when there are challenges and problems, religious leaders are the ones who should be called upon.
“That is why I think the Inter Religious Council is the best candidate to organise the national dialogue”.