The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has barred legislators from discussing the proposed Constitutional (Amendment) Bill that seeks to remove the presidential age limit.
In her communication during plenary, Kadaga said she doesn’t know where the agitation and excitement on the proposed bill is coming from. The media has been awash with stories and commentaries on the proposal by government to amend article 102(b) of the Constitution, which sets the presidential age limit at 75 years.
During the plenary, Kadaga tasked the Deputy Attorney General, Mwesigwa Rukutana to state government’s position on the matter. In his response, Rukutana said he wasn’t aware of the source of the debate on the proposed constitutional amendment bill.
Following Rukutana’s submission, Kadaga directed MPs against any other discussions on the matter.