Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A chanting and choatic Parliament plenary was told Thursday that a proposed start to the process of changing the constitution to remove the age limit, dubbed the “Age Limit motion”, will be discussed next week.
Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah told Parliament that their meeting with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga resolved that the notice of motion from Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi, who is seeking leave of parliament to introduce a private members bill to amend the constitution on issues which include the age limit, will be tabled next week.
With the NRM members, and those opposed to the bill both chantinig, Oulanya said he had no alternative but to adjourn The House because as he put it, ” there are two problems here, members are not willing to sit and the speaker isn’t willing to chair.”
Most Kampala television stations were broadcasting live from parliament, and several other spots in the capital that is gripped by the new constitution proposals, that were supposed to have been tabled today by the ruling party NRM.
The precincts of parliament, reports showed, were tense as the premises have been surrounded by police, anticipating a backlash from some citizens and MPs opposed to the lifting of the controversial Age Limit Art 102 (b).
I urge every Ugandan to remain calm &desist from inciting the public.We do not need violence
With dialogue we can solve anything. #AgeLimit
— Jacob L Oulanyah, MP (@joulanyah) September 21, 2017
— NBS Television (@nbstv) September 21, 2017