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Cabinet Gives Green-light to Age Limit Bill

Cabinet sitting Friday in Entebbe, has approved last Tuesday’s resolution by NRM MPs to table a motion in parliament to amend the constitution and remove the presidential age limit.

The cabinet according to Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze, was addressed by Government Chief Whip Hon Ruth Nankabirwa about the proposal and that the ministers advised the NRM MPs to carry on with it.

The Motion to amend Article 102 (b) of the constitution is being prepared by Hon Raphael Magezi and is expected to be tabled on the floor before the close of next week

“Cabinet accordingly advised the Chief whip to advise the Member (Magezi) wishing to table the Private members bill to follow the established legislative procedure in accordance with law,” said Tumwebaze.

The Tuesday resolution which kicked off a storm at parliament was attended by some members of cabinet.

One of them, Minister Adolf Mwesige promised the MPs that their proposal would be fully backed by cabinet and supported legally by the Government Attorney General.

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