Kampala, Uganda | PWATCHUG| A section of Members of Parliament have tasked government to explain its delay to appoint a Constitutional Review Commission to oversee an overhaul of amendment of the constitution.
Buliisa County MP, Stephen Mukitale Birahwa, while raising a matter of national importance recently, told the House that for close to two years, government has failed to appoint members of the Commission to spearhead an overhaul of the constitution.
In 2015, Parliament passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill; however several proposals that were presented by the opposition and civil society were not included in the amendments, prompting an outcry.
To cure the gaps, the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda promised that a Constitutional Review Commission would be set up to handle the proposals that were not included in the bill.
Mukitale told the House that there is growing interest in constitutional amendments, which government is not taking into consideration. He also wondered why government had failed to bring the matter as part of its business, in spite of calls from the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to do so.
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