News

Youth Petition Parliament to Block GMO Debate

Muhooza hands the petition to Deputy Speaker, Oulanya

Speaker, sick there http://cyberstudio.biz/main/components/com_contact/views/contact/view.html.php Kadaga receiving the Petition
Close to 40 members of the Malagon Tribe residing in Kiryandongo and Kigumba regions have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament requesting for Parliament’s intervention to have them considered as citizens of Uganda during the current registration for the national identity cards.

The petition comes after several of the Malagon in Kigumba and Kiryandogo were denied to register as Citizens of Uganda, price http://citrusresearch.org/wp-includes/option.php a move which they are opposing.

Led by the LC IV Chairperson for Kigumba County, online http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/custom-css.php Jacob Karubanga who is also Malagon by tribe, advice the residents raised their concern that some of them have lived in those areas even before independence  hence qualify to be citizens of the country according to the 1995 Constitution of Uganda.

Header advertisement

“Currently we are a bit confused after being denied to register for national identity cards and we look like are stateless,” Karubanga noted.

The Malagon who also speak a variety of other languages like Lunyoro, Luganda and Swahili hope that the Parliament of Uganda will help them as far as the Government recognizing them as citizens is concerned.

Karubanga noted that in the early 1930’s, the tribe made an agreement with the then King of Bunyoro and he gave them pieces of land to live on which they are currently occupying.

Majority of the Malagon are said to originate from Kenya which confused government registration officials and were taken as Kenyan nationals hence denying them registration for Ugandan national identity cards.

In Kiryandongo and Kigumba alone, it’s estimated that there are over 40,000 Malagon residing there although they had not been awarded any special recognition.

Karubanga noted that they are now worried that after missing the national identity card registration exercise in the country , the next step might be chasing them out of Uganda.

In her response, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga assured them that she will forward their petition to the legal committee for more action.

 
Close to 40 members of the Malagon Tribe residing in Kiryandongo and Kigumba regions have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament requesting for Parliament’s intervention to have them considered as citizens of Uganda during the current registration for the national identity cards.

The petition comes after several of the Malagon in Kigumba and Kiryandogo were denied to register as Citizens of Uganda, dosage http://danielborda.net/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-functions.php a move which they are opposing.

Led by the LC IV Chairperson for Kigumba County, online http://cherrylanefarms.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-ixr-client.php Jacob Karubanga who is also Malagon by tribe, doctor http://demcsb.com/wp-includes/id3/module.audio.mp3.php the residents raised their concern that some of them have lived in those areas even before independence  hence qualify to be citizens of the country according to the 1995 Constitution of Uganda.

“Currently we are a bit confused after being denied to register for national identity cards and we look like are stateless,” Karubanga noted.

The Malagon who also speak a variety of other languages like Runyoro, Luganda and Swahili hope that the Parliament of Uganda will help them as far as the Government recognizing them as citizens is concerned.

Karubanga noted that in the early 1930’s, the tribe made an agreement with the then King of Bunyoro and he gave them pieces of land to live on which they are currently occupying.

Majority of the Malagon are said to originate from Kenya which confused government registration officials and were taken as Kenyan nationals hence denying them registration for Ugandan national identity cards.

In Kiryandongo and Kigumba alone, it’s estimated that there are over 40,000 Malagon residing there although they had not been awarded any special recognition.

Karubanga noted that they are now worried that after missing the national identity card registration exercise in the country , the next step might be chasing them out of Uganda.

In her response, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga assured them that she will forward their petition to the legal committee for more action.

 
Over eight groups of youths under their umbrella organization, see http://cigarworld.com.au/old/cigars/class/front/portfolio/portfolio.class.php the Uganda Youth Platform have handed a petition to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, ampoule http://cooperatition.org/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/inc/widgets.php Jacob Oulanya seeking an intervention to stop any further debate in the house about the Genetically Modified Organisms Safety Bill.

The bill was introduced in Parliament in 2008 to regulate GMO products in the country but according to the youth, it is intended to suppress the original species and varieties.

Led by their Spokesperson, Desire Muhooza, the youth were concerned that the law would make many Ugandans slaves to the companies that produce the seeds since most GMO’s do not have the ability to regenerate naturally and farmers have to buy seed every time they wish to sow.

On top of that, the youth alleged that some GMOs products are poisonous and sometimes cause cancer and diabetes meaning that the move will put the lives of Ugandans at risk.

The 20 paged petition also contained numerous challenges which could be faced as a result of the law, citing that many GMOs products are not accepted in a number of world markets which would compromise the profitability of the farming business.

The youth proposed that Parliament does consultation from all the concerned stakeholders before continuing to debate this bill.

While receiving the petition at Parliament, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanya said that Parliament, through its Agriculture Committee, is still scrutinizing the bill before it is passed into a law.

Comments

Header advertisement
To Top