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NRM MPs To Meet At State House Over “Cohabiting Bill”

viagra sale http://couponadventures.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-manager.php geneva; font-size: small;”>The government chief whip, sildenafil http://demamore.com/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php Kasule Lumumba told reporters at Parliament Thursday that as a ruling party, cheapest they need to discuss clauses of contention to ensure that Parliament makes a “good family law.”

She says the caucus will also handle the petition of the 13 NRM male MPs in order to come out with one voice.

Led by Kasambya County MP Patrick Mulindwa, the legislators petitioned Lumumba over contentious clauses in the Bill.

The MPs including Raphael Magyezi, Mulindwa Patrick, Ayepa Michael, Wangolo Jacob, Peter Ogwang, Henry Musasizi, Isaac Ssejjoba and Frederick Mbagado among others say that marriage and Divorce Bill affects everybody and every family in Uganda adding that MPs should be given time to consult their constituents.

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The Bill still continues attracting reactions from the religious leaders, women activists and other stake holders on clauses like cohabitation, sharing of property among couples, and marital rape which would attract 5 years jail sentence.

They said the Bill contains several contentious and contradictory provisions of which some of them have “significant consequences” on the future of the nation.

The petitioners requested NRM caucus to resolve the Bill to be differed for more two months to allow adequate consultations from both constituents and religious leaders.

Women activists, however, insist the Bill which has been shelved for years should expeditiously be passed to solve the problems of marriages in the country.

Speaking at the National Women’s Day celebrations in Nakasongola district on March 8, President Yoweri Museveni expressed interest to meet members.

The President said the bill needs serious attention.

Sources at Parliament say Museveni is against the bill and developed cold feet when it attracted condemnations from sections of the public.


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