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Age Limit Amendments for Today

The Uganda Parliament

ChimpReports has exclusively obtained the revised copy of the motion of the new constitutional amendments to be tabled on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday.

This website last week solely run a series on the proposed amendments expected to affect all the three arms of government and the Electoral Commission.

The tabling of the matter was strategically pushed from last week to today with the view of first rallying support of the significant majority National Resistance Movement Members of Parliament.

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We have learned that over the weekend several covert sittings were conducted between the MPs behind the Bill, discount http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php Government Chief Whip’s Office and NRM officials.

It was decided the Bill should not be taken to NRM Caucus but members use covert mobilisation tactics.

The new motion promoters have removed the clause for amending the appointment and the tenure of the Attorney General.

They had proposed to extend Attorney General’s tenure to 7 years.

Information and ICT Minister Hon Frank Tumwebaze has since dismissed the proposed Bill, http://centroilponte.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/public/admin/add_new_event_meta_box.php saying it’s not owned by government.

“This media talk about a Constitutional amendment bill to do with age limits is unknown to government and no discussion on it has taken place, http://changescale.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar%202/src/views/month.php ” said Tumwebaze.

The Bill which seeks to raise the retirement age of judges and Electoral Commission heads has since been owned by Nakifuma County MP Kafeero Ssekitoleko and seconded by Dokolo North lawmaker, Paul Amoru.

Opposition figures have since expressed concern that it’s a precursor to amending the Constitution to remove the presidential age limit clause to allow President Museveni stay in power even after clocking 75 years.

However, in a recent interview, Museveni ruled out standing for president after the expiry of his term in 2021.

He said if Uganda needs an active leader, it needs to look at those below 75 years of age.

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