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Ugandan Rushes to Court to Block Age Limit Bill Progress

A concerned citizen has petitioned the Kampala High Court seeking to halt the ongoing constitution amendment process by parliament until a number of changes are made.

Jimmy Twaase, through his lawyers of Wameli and Company Advocates filed the application ahead of tomorrow Tuesday’s anticipated tabling of the report on the Raphael Magyezi Bill by the Parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee.

Before the so-called age limit bill is debated and passed, Twaase wants a number of issues sorted.

For instance he wants the constitution to be translated in local dialects understandable to all Ugandans as provided for under Article 4(a).

He says government has never implemented this provision, which has rendered many Ugandans including himself unable to comprehend its contents and therefore incapable to productively contribute to its amendment.

“Article 1(2) of the 1995 constitution says that all authority emanates from people and shall be governed according to their will and consent,” he stressed.

Twaase now wants court to issue an injunction halting all parliamentary activities aimed at amending  the constitution until the above activities are carried out to enable all Ugandans to understand it better before providing their input.

The Deputy Registrar of High court is yet to fix this matter for hearing

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