The Attorney General has expressed readiness to mediate between the Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga and the Parliamentary press body to ensure consensus.
This was revealed to High Court judge, Yasin Nyanzi by a senior state Attorney George Kaleemera from the Attorney General’s chambers.
Uganda Parliamentary Press Association petitioned court challenging a move by parliament that was restricting reporters without degrees from covering proceedings of the House and its committees effective May this year.
In a loose minute of January 18, to Parliament’s Sergeant-at –Arms, the director of communications and public affairs, Chris Obore directed that the journalists’ office be closed until a good working relationship between the two warring parties is restored.
The journalists are demanding for an apology and clearance in writing from parliament and all its officials that they will not repeat the violation of their right
Justice Nyanzi has now given the Attorney General up to the March 31 to have come up with a mediation report on the matter.