Security forces Kitgum hotel to cancel Bobi Wine booking

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Jaflo Gardens

A hotel in Kitgum town has cancelled a reservation booking made by People Power Movement after being raided by security and ordered thus.  

The movement led by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was scheduled to hold a consultation meeting at the venue on Tuesday next week.

The pressure group even deposited Shs100,000 of the Shs 900,000 that Jaflo Garden hotel had demanded for the one-day event.

Sebastian Ogoni, the People Power regional Youth coordinator for northern Uganda, told Uganda Radio Network [URN] that they received calls from the hotel management on Friday, notifying them that security personnel had raided their premises and ordered them to cancel the booking.

Jaflo hotel
Victoria University

Solomon Onono, the manager Jaflo Gardens hotel, told URN that they turned down the booking for fear that their business may be affected by the activities of the People Power movement.

He said the hotel cannot host about 2,000 delegates who are expected on that day but has not yet refunded the booking fee.

He claimed the event will affect their business because police said People Power never cleared with them to hold the meeting.

William Komakech, the Kitgum resident district commissioner who denied ordering management of the hotel not to host the meeting, reminded People Power to notify security or the meeting will be deemed unlawful.

Consultations

Bobi Wine who has already declared his intentions to stand for the presidency in next year’s general elections, released his consultations itinerary on Saturday.  

On Monday, January 6, he will be at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Gayaza in Kyadondo East.

On Tuesday he will move to Da Covenant hotel Grounds in Gulu.

He will then head to Grand Pacific hotel in Lira on Wednesday and Lavic Country Resort in Adjumani on Thursday.

He will be at Praford New Vocational Institute in Yumbe on Friday, Heritage Courts hotel in Arua on Saturday and end with Dreamland motel in Zombo district on Sunday.

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