The Democratic Alliance [TDA] has banned signatory parties from using its brand name and logo ahead of 2016 general elections.
In an internal memo dated November 1, Bishop Zac Niringiye, Director of Secretariat, informs all signatory parties to The Democratic Alliance (TDA) and the general public that the use of TDA brand, which includes the TDA Logo, is exclusively reserved for The Democratic Alliance and cannot be used for any other purpose or by any other entity.
“TDA is a platform of democracy-seeking organizations and individual Ugandan citizens working together to win power, establish government in order to undertake essential political and electoral reforms and implement policies that promote equal opportunity and shared prosperity for all Ugandans.”
Zac said the use of TDA logo and other materials must be consistent with the goals and objectives of TDA.
“Any use of these materials, unless otherwise authorized by the TDA Summit, is inconsistent with the spirit of Article XVIII(49) of the Protocol establishing TDA.”
He said at the moment, the TDA Summit has not made any decision regarding the use of The Democratic Alliance or the acronym “TDA” as part of the name of any signatory entity to the TDA Protocol.
“Unless and until such a decision is made, such usage would be irregular and inconsistent with the goals and objectives of TDA.”
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