Protection of human rights as the country prepares for elections should be a priority of the newly appointed Human Rights Commission.
Speaking at the inauguration of the commission this morning, the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe pledged the judiciary’s total support Uganda Human Rights Commission.
He also cited inadequate funding as one of the challenges in promotion of human rights.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni appointed the new commissioners, after the term of the previous commission expired in April last year.
The commissioners are Meddy Kaggwa as chairperson and members; Katebalirwe Amooti, Joseph Etima, Justice Gideon Tinyinondi and Medi Mulumba.
Story By Ruth Anderah