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MPS on legal committee cry foul over finances

Areport read by the Kumi district MP Monica Amoding stated that failure for parliament to give the committee funds to get people’s views from regions forced them to make a minority report.

Members on the parliamentary legal committee during one of the consultation meetings.

The MPs opposed to the age limit amendment sitting on the legal and parliamentary Affairs committee have accused parliament for denying them funds to carry out consultations on the presidential age limit bill.

A report read by the Kumi district MP Monica Amoding stated that failure for parliament to give the committee funds to get people’s views from regions forced them to make a minority report.

“Repealing Article 102(b) at the moment is very dangerous as it is being done for only one possible beneficiary, the current President” She noted

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The proposal to amend Article 102 (b) of the Constitution seeks to promote life presidency as well as negate modern practices of constitutionalism. She said.

The MP rejected the justification that the bill was brought to comply with court orders and recommendations in the case of the former presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi Verses president Yoweri Museveni, Electoral Commission and the Attorney General in Presidential Election Petition.

Amoding stated that Article 102 (b) does not discriminate on account of age, but only a qualification like any other articles in the constitution that requires that for one to be President, he/she must be a citizen of Uganda by birth.

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