Seventy six-year-old Michael Muramira, a resident of Kyantobe Cell in Ihanga parish in Bubaare Sub County, Rubanda District, says there is no way he can support the proposed amendment, adding that those behind the motion are serving their selfish interests.
The process had stalled over disagreements on the deployment of opposition MP Maxwell Akora to a committee by the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa. Akora, a member of Uganda Peoples Congress-UPC, had been designated as Vice Chairperson of the Committee on ICT.
A number of legislators are reported to be making financial demands in order to market the project to make President Yoweri Museveni eligible to contest for the presidency when his current term ends. The Ugandan constitution limits the age of the president to 75.
Uganda Communications Commission had set May 19th as the date for deactivating all unregistered, unverified and un-validated simcards across the country. This came after the expiry of the seven days deadline issued by UCC to telecom companies to verify all simcards.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga observed that that the application of torture contravenes article 24 of the Constitution which outlaws all forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as a form of punishment. Kadaga noted that the acts depict total disregard of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act by the police force.
According Nankabirwa, following the presidents explanation, NRM legislators decided to support the oil cash bonanza. She however, says the MPs are still concerned about the process followed to award the bonuses to the beneficiaries.
While addressing journalists under Uganda Parliamentary Press Association-UPPA this morning, the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa, said government intends to amend the Anti-terrorism Act to include the definition of terrorism accepted globally.
Information and National Guidance Minister Rose Namayanja says they were perturbed and dismayed when they learn\'t that in Cabinetâ€™s absence; Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had decided to have the Nelson Mandela tribute motion tabled and discussed by members of parliament.
Government Chief Whip Justine Kasule Lumumba has noted that the law should take its course in regard to MP Nsubuga Kipoi saying that he did not notify her while leaving the country and that his conduct is questionable.
Parliament received the State of the Nation Address last month from President Museveni. Yesterday Leader of Opposition Nandala Mafabi gave his response to the address formally on the floor of Parliament. Members of Parliament will begin a debate on the address today.