The endorsement came after majority MPs supported the amendment of Article 102b of the Constitution that provided for the presidential age limits between 35 years and 75 years. This was in a sitting Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi has blamed the Legal and Parliamentary affairs committee for the delays in the second reading of the constitutional amendment bill that seeks to remove presidential age limits.
The Rubaga North MP, Moses Kasibante appealed to Uganda Communications Commission UCC to leave Ugandans debate the age limit matter peacefully without gagging the media and stopping live broadcast next week.
Medard Lubega Ssegona, the Busiro East County MP told URN that he doesnt see the need to consult the president since people already know his views because he is the sole beneficiary of the proposed amendment.
The group consisting mainly of opposition legislators and liberal members of the ruling National Resistance Movement - NRM party, stormed out of the house upon noticing that the matter was not listed among items on the order paper.
The group now joins former Presidential candidate Dr Abed Bwanika and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu who launched similar efforts earlier. Although its not a joint effort, the three opposition teams are now collecting signatures, to cause a referendum on the matter.
Her concern came after Health Minister Dr Ruth Aceng said that Uganda Medical Association UMA, the umbrella association championing the Nationwide strike is an illegal entity and henceforth not legally mandated to negotiate for the welfare of medical workers.
Several members of the committee have criticized the slow pace of the process. The committee expected to engage with at least 50 teams of witnesses between October 31 and November 20, according to its consultation roadmap.
Bishop Reuben Kisembo, of Ruwenzori Diocese, Bishop Robert Muhiirwa of Fort Portal Diocese, Alex Ruhunda, the Member of Parliament Fort Portal Municipality and Sylvia Rwabwogo, the Kabarole Woman MP have openly come out to rebuke the move.
Police Spokesperson, Asan Kasingye, says they have been blocking joint opposition consultation meetings on the presidential age limit removal, because many opposition legislators havent been informing police on the number of MPs they expect and details of their meetings.
Police on Thursday evening fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse a rowdy crowd who had gathered to attend to a joint consultation meeting in Nateete, Kampala to discuss proposed presidential age limit removal. URN brings you the pictures from Nateete in Lubaga South, where the Opposition were meant to consult.
While addressing the media in Kampala today, Muhakanizi said as far as he is concerned Parliament has so far been given 50 percent of monies for expenditures as it appropriated by law and which does not include consultations on the contentious Article 102b of the Constitution.