Published 21st January, 2011
The Justice Forum was registered in 2005 as a political party but existed as early as 1995 when political parties were banned. The acronym JEEMA stands for Justice, Education, Economic revitalisation, Morality and African Unity.
Whilst the Democratic Party attracted Catholics who felt marginalised by colonial rule, JEEMA attracted Muslims for much the same reason.
JEEMA was led by Muhammad Kibirge Mayanja until 2010 and he was their Presidential candidate in the 1996 and 2001 elections. In 2010 he handed over to Asuman Basalirwa.
The Justice Forum did not contest the 2006 Presidential election, but in the legislative election they returned one member to the National Assembly of Uganda.