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LIVE: Age Limit on Order Paper, but brawl mars sitting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A motion seeking leave of parliament to introduce an omnibus Private Member’s Bill to amend the Uganda constitutution was put on the order paper Tuesday, but fist fights followed and chairs were thrown as MPs alleged NRM MP Ronald Kibuule had got into the house …

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Focus back on Parliament as ‘Age Limit’ debate rages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Focus is back on Uganda’s Parliament when MPs return to The House Tuesday at 2pm to continue business that was pushed forward from last week. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is chairing today’s session that is expected to set in motion proposals to change the constitution to …

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Afro-barometer poll shows Ugandans want age limit maintained

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A new survey has indicated that majority of Ugandans favor maintaining an age limit of 75 years for presidential candidates. The survey conducted by Afro-barometer showed that up to 75% of Ugandans across the political divide, age, and gender want the presidential age limit maintained. …

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AGE LIMIT: The full story from in, and out of parliament

THE FULL STORY: Chaos reigns in and out of Uganda Parliament as expected debate on motion on age limit removal is deferred Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The much anticipated motion for MP Raphael Magyezi seeking leave of parliament to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to amend the constitution …

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House adjourned, Age Limit motion for next week

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 …

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LIVE: Ugandan MPs set for Age Limit showdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan legislators have started arriving at parliament for Thursday’s session that is expected to discuss constitution ammendments, including the lifting of the age limit for the presidency. Most Kampala television stations were broadcasting live from parliament, and several other spots in the capital that is …

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Uganda Police warns on planned Age Limit processions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police has halted any processions across the country related to the Age Limit debate that is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday. “Police has credible information that there are groups using the cover of processions, who intend to cause violence and …

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THURSDAY: D-Day for Age Limit debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has confirmed that he has received two notices of motion in relation to a constitution ammendment. Oulanyah told Parliament on Tuesday that the notices of motion will be discussed first with the relevant committee in a meeting Thursday …

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