LoP Winnie Kiiza opposes amendment of constitution

The leader of opposition in parliament Winnie Kiiza has opposed the amendment of the constitution to allow the lifting of the age limit in the constitution.

Kiiza accompanied by some opposition MPs was appearing before the committee on legal and parliamentary affairs chaired by Gomba West Mp Robinah Rwakoojo.

Kiiza informed the committee that the constitution should not be amended to fit the interests of a person or party as it is being done as they (amendments) are meant to benefit society.

Kiiza also said that in Africa countries have a tendency of amending the constitution to fit the interests of the current regimes and urged the country to emulate countries like Burkina Faso and Ivory coast whose constitution have been tested.

Kiiza also stated that Uganda has capable well educated citizens who can run and hence there is no reason to amend article 102B without prior testing.

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