THIS WEEK: MPs refuse Age limit consultation cash
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After Speaker Rebecca Kadaga asked MPs to consult with their voters, the parliamentary commission is said to be planning to facilitate each MP with Shs20million to fund their activities in the constituencies about the tabled constitutional amendment bill to remove the presidential age limit. But, several opposition legislators and some from the ruling NRM rejected this move saying money this money is meant to manipulate and lure them into accepting the proposal. Semujju Nganda the opposition Chief Whip told journalists that MPs are already provided with money to cater for such events under their usual allowances.
The bill moved by Igara West Legislator Raphael Magyezi has gone through its first reading and has been now referred to the Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs for scrutiny.