Thursday, September 22, 2005

Uganda visit


Apologies for not blogging for a fortnight. In justification I was in Uganda for a week with a small group of British MPs. “Junketing MPs” some may say, I would strongly beg to differ. Within Uganda approximately 1.2million people are living in refugee camps as a result of the rebel activities of the “Lords Resistance Army.” We visited one of these camps near the Sudanese border which was an experience that will remain etched on our minds for many years.

I was also able to meet with an inspirational constituent, Kate Rees from Llandogo who has spent 20 years helping homeless children in the country. We spent an afternoon at an orphanage with which she is involved. The desperate poverty and yet surprising cheerfulness of the children who were there was humbling.

The delegation consisted of 2 Conservative and 3 Labour MPs and 2 members of the House of Lords and I can honestly say that political differences will play no part in the report which we will shortly submit to Parliament.

The political situation in Uganda is somewhat complex but in brief we will be urging the Ugandan government to deal more effectively with the LRA insurgents and to begin re-settling the displaced people currently living within the camps. We will also aim to give practical support for the move away from a one party state towards democracy with multi-party elections expected to take place early next year.

2 Comments:

Blogger ddisanazi said...

david davies, and the christian right support the lord's re3sistance army, as it hates gays, and gypsies

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Blogger ddisanazi said...

freaky weirdo, david davies, is paid more a year than the amount of money made to give money to gypsies to make films of themelves a year, the fereaky looking weirdo, and his horrible kids, just like all b ullies, like the scum who made the girl in neath kill herself, well they say "itr ios just a joke" the factr is if we fight back, they say it was just a joke, if we don not they increase their hatred, just like the scum obn busses, this man who werites this blog, sounds like a horrible nazi, from america, but actually is the most right wing mp in britain, and is the next leader of the bnp

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