By Sylvia Kugonza
Drama ensued in Kabarole district council on Friday13th Oct, 2017 as councilors failed to show their side and take decisions over the controversial Age Limit bill.
The saga started when the South division councilor and leader of opposition Jorum Bintamanya tabled the motion to council demanding the protection Article 102(b) of the constitution from being amended.
Bintamanya says amendment of the article 102(b) is intended to benefit individuals, not for the majority of Ugandans. He says it’s only this article that checks leaders and urged leaders to be focused and support the motion to protect the future generation.
The motion was seconded by Peter Basira of Kicwamba and supported by Edward Asiimwe of Hakibaale Sub County. The duo argued that the constitution should not be amended because they do not want to go through bad leadership like the previous turmoil and demanded president Museveni to retire peacefully.
Councilors; EdinahMukarwiza (Kicwamba), Jimmy Balinda of Ruteete and Mary Rwakyaka of South division supported the motion and said they love president Museveni but for purposes of exercising democracy and rule of law he must retire peacefully and the party gets another leader.
But the motion was rejected by majority of the councilors who include Joseph Mashuhuuko, Atuhaire Moses, Ruta Gideon, Ruhweza Timothy, AsasiraAnnet, Muhindo Aron, GertrudeRwahoima, KadomaFlorence and Saidati of west Division who demanded the speaker to suspend it and go for consultations in their constituencies arguing they were elected by the people.
After a heated debate, the speaker Stella Kyorampe subjected the motion to voting that saw five (5) supporting it while 25 objected.
The mover of the motion; Jorum Bintamanya observed that there were no grounds for the suspension of the motion since the district had no funds for special council sitting describing the councilors who want the constitution amended as independent leaders with no integrity.
Source: www.mknewslink.com ;a western Uganda news website