The parliamentary committee on legal and parliamentary affairs is contemplating on whether to call off regional consultative meetings on the presidential age limit bill over financial crisis.
The committee after completing getting views from different groups and individuals in kampala had wanted to focus ongoing upcountry to seek public views on this bill which is under scrutiny before the committee.
The committee’s work up country is pending the approval of funds by parliament which surprisingly released 13 billion shillings to MPS without first considering the budget of the committee whose load work is to produce a report before parliament for debate.
In a secret meeting the committee held with the speaker today they agreed that money must be found to conduct the regional consultative meetings but noted that it will be difficult to find money for benchmarking on the bill abroad though each member of parliament out of 436 MPS .
The committee is also asking for more 20 days as extension to complete the consultations.
The committee had requested for 715 million shillings to seek public views and benchmarking on this bill to produce a comprehensive report to parliament.
The MPS on the committee are supposed to divide themselves into groups among the 23 active members to go different regions without depending on the earlier individual consultation reports of which some could be misleading the making of the report.