The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has tipped East African Youth leaders on winning tactics to advance their agenda.
The Uganda chapter regional youth leaders met Oulanyah on Wednesday and appealed to him to champion the ratification, domestication and implementation of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG).
The Deputy Speaker told the youth leaders that the strategic point is to grow membership and influence in order to effectively realize their objectives.
The youths have already gone to Constitutional Court to annul the Shs 20m and 3m presidential and parliamentary nomination fees saying it is unfair to young people who cannot raise the money.
Oulanyah noted that going to court was not a smart idea and the easiest one is to petition Parliament to amend the law.
“Taking matters to court drags processes that could have been settled quicker.
If Parliament passes a law that the youth disagree with or wish for it to be changed, then Parliament is the first place to come to,” Oulanyah said.
The Deputy Speaker added: “Youth need to be strategic in their approaches. Sometimes you have general issues yet if you come together and agree on a specific problem to address, it becomes easier.”
With a vision of an inclusive, peaceful, prosperous and democratically governed Africa, the ACDEG is a platform that brings together like-minded youth leaders from the East African region.
The group also met the Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol Ochan recently with the similar prayers.