Mukono South Member of Parliament Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga has presented a new notice for a seeking to present a private members bill on the introduction of the federal system of government.
In what appears to be a well-crafted move by MPs to overwhelm the speaker’s office and possibly block a plot by their counterparts in the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, to lift the presidential age limit, the legislators have since piled six motions before the speaker within a space of one week.
The speaker had earlier ruled that government constitutes a constitutional review commission to produce an omnibus constitutional amendment bill. However, her advice was disregarded prompting piecemeal presentations from individual legislators.
Ssenyonga told Journalists after issuing the notice, said that the federal system of government was highly supported by at least 65 of the population as reported by the 1992 Odoki Commission and during the Constituency Assembly in 1995. However, it has since gone off the shelf.
“The issue of federal which appeared since Constituency Assembly, up to date has never been considered. The purpose of this communication, therefore, is to take the honour and humbly request to allow me to bring it on the floor of parliament.” reads Ssenyonga’s notice.
He added that the only way to end power greed in the Country is through power sharing.