“AGE LIMIT TO BE REMOVED NOT LATER THAN MONTH”-NRM MPS
By www.mknewslink.com reporters
The planners of the plot to remove presidential age limit from the Constitution want the process to be finalized before Independence Day, 9, October.
After living in denial for exactly one year when an attempt to amend article 102 (b) was kicked out on technicalities, Ministers and over 200 NRM MPs finally pronounced their intentions yesterday morning.
In September 2016, a motion being moved by Hon. Kafeero Ssekitoleko to amend the same article was rejected by MPs though carefully supported by the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga.
The Executive and NRM MPs distanced themselves from the then Ssekitoleko’s project but the public kept the debate alive until yesterday when it was openly supported.
www.mknewslink.com has learned that the Bill for the Constitutional amendment of article 102 (b) set to be introduced by Igara County MP, Raphael Magyezi, will be handled in the shortest possible time.
A minister, who is stealthily working behind the scenes just like 7 of his other colleagues, told www.mknewslink.com last night that the Bill won’t take the usual two to six months.
“We need this thing (amendment) to get out of the way as fast as possible. It should be done before Independence Day,” the minister, who asked not to be named, said.
According to the rules of procedure of Parliament, the relevant committee has 45 days to process the Bill but it always exceeds such a timeframe.
The champions of age limit removal, however, want the Committee of Legal Affairs to work on the Bill within one week when the Speaker refers it to their desk next week.