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16:26
16:26

Pictorial: Vetting of New Ministers Parliament

Raphael Magyezi, the Igara East MP who was appointed Minister of Local Government was the first to appear before the committee followed by Judith Nabakooba, the Mityana Woman MP and former Police Spokesperson who was appointed Minister for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).
17:25
17:25

MP Magyezi Upbeat About ‘Age Limit' Judgment age limit ruling 1 5

Magyezi said that he was enthused by the fact that the judges, but the majority, found no fault with his bill. However, Magyezi said he would have liked to see a court decision permitting the extension of the term of parliament to 7-years for practical reasons mainly to allow spending less money on elections but also give time to MPs to focus on their legislative work.
17:39
17:39

Minority Report Wants Parliament to Reject ‘Age Limit' Bill 1 Top story

The minority report signed by eight legislators is against the recommendations carried in the committees main report signed by 20 MPs. The main committee report agrees with the Bill recommending for the removal of the upper presidential age limit and a reduction of the lower limit to 18 years.
11:47
11:47

Committee Summons Kasaija Over ‘Age Limit' Bill national gazette 1 Top story

In his letter, the Committee Chairperson, Jacob Oboth-Oboth asks Kasaija to appear before the committee on Tuesday 21st November with copies of the Certificate.
10:57
10:57

Age Limit; Slow Pace of Committee Consultations Worries MPs age limit removal 1 4

Several members of the committee have criticized the slow pace of the process. The committee expected to engage with at least 50 teams of witnesses between October 31 and November 20, according to its consultation roadmap.
13:28
13:28

MP Karuhanga Directs Bank to Reverse Age-Limit Deposit age limit cash 1 1

The money was given to all legislators as facilitation for ongoing consultation on a bill tabled before parliament by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi.
18:42
18:42

Age Limit Bill: MP Magyezi Storms Out of Committee 3 1 Top story

Efforts by Oboth-Oboth to calm down the situation didnt yield results as the Committee members insisted that Magyezi respects the committee. At this point, Magyezi dropped his submission before Oboth and walked out.
07:58
07:58

Obore Hits at MPs Returning Age Limit Cash 3 1

Angelline Osegge, who chairs the Public Accounts Committee-PAC, says she wants nothing to do with the money, since many of them have already consulted their electorate.
11:13
11:13

Magyezi's Bill That Was Never 'Private' age limit removal 1 10 Top story

President Yoweri Musevenis revelation on Friday that he supported the age limit bill was the climax to a badly kept secret about the move engineered by Igara West Member of Parliament, Raphael Magyezi. It is the speed at which the Magyezi Bill has moved through parliament with full support from cabinet, a rare thing for private members bills, that has raised questions.
07:21
07:21

Opposition Attacks MP Magyezi over Legal Committee Composition age limits 3 1

Magyezi, the mover of the bill, accused its membership of bias and demanded that the committee is reconstituted.However, MPs led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza argued that Magyezis fears are unfounded.
17:18
17:18

MP Magyezi Wants Legal Committee Reconstituted age limits 1 1

The demand comes a week after the legal committee chaired by West Budama South MP Jacob Oboth-Oboth decided that Kyaka south MP Jackson Kafuuzi would not be allowed to vote on the final report on the bill. Kafuuzi seconded Magyezis motion seeking leave to draft the bill.
17:20
17:20

MP Magyezi Tables ‘Age Limit Bill' 1 2 Top story

Igara West Member of Parliament Raphael Magyezi has this afternoon tabled the controversial bill seeking to lift the presidential age cap in the Constitution.
18:20
18:20

Age-Limit Bill Presented in One-Sided Parliament age limits 1 1

The decision came after the Igara West Member of Parliament Raphael Magyezi sought leave of parliament to introduce a private members bill entitled The Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2017. In the bill Magyezi seeks to amend Article 102 b of the constitution in order to change the presidential age limit, now capped at 75.
15:16
15:16

Parliament Allows Age-Limit Amendment Motion age limit bill 1 Top story

The acceptance of the motion was announced by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga after amending the order paper issued earlier in the day. She announced that Parliament was accepting four of the seven notices for motions issued by private members over the last one week.
18:18
18:18

Anti-Age Limit MPs Vow to Paralyze Parliament 5 1

Medard Lubega Ssegona, the Busiro East MP, said there will be no business in the house should police arrest any of them.
16:57
16:57

NRM Scoffs at Opposition over Age Limit Fracas 1 2

The group led by Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa downplayed reports that the opposition scored highly by blocking a session in which a controversial bill for the amendment of Article 102 b of the constitution would have been tabled.
08:37
08:37

Govt Sets January 2017 For LC Elections 1 2

State Minister of Finance David Bahati says that, following consultations with the ministries of Local Government and Gender, plus the Electoral Commission, it was agreed that the elections should be held in January to allow for the lower administrative units to become operational.
09:51
09:51

Local Govt Ministry Officials Kicked Out Of Parliament 3 1

Local Government Ministry officials were on Thursday bounced by Parliament’s Public Service and Local Government Committee for presenting a wanting report on salary payments and pay roll management.
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