The Deputy attorney general of the government of Uganda, Mwesigwa Rukutana states that Dr. Benjamin Alipanga’s court petition against age limit amendments can not in any way prevent parliament from going on with its duties to amend the constitution and mainly the age limit article 102(b).
Just yesterday Dr. Alipanga wrote to the speaker of parliament, Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga reminding her of his 2014 petition against amending the controversial article following his court petition barring parliament not to attempt to amend this article, a case that has not yet been finalized.
Now the deputy attorney general maintains that no court in the country has pronounced itself on the said petition and therefore this will not bar parliament from amending the controversial article 102(b)
At the same press conference, the prime mninister of Uganda, Rt.Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda came out to strongly condemn the ongoing bomb blasts that are going off in residences of opposition members of parliament and confirms that investigations are on going to get to know who are behind these illegal acts.
Rugunda also says, the govt will never at any one time intended to take away lives of those that oppose as it always fronts health debates from all sides as a sign of unity and development which has seen Uganda register peace for over 30 years now.
Yesterday the country woke up to worrying news of bomb blasts going off at the residences of opposition MPs, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and Hon. Allan Ssewanyana which rose tempers from the opposition and those that are against lifting the age limit.
Meanwhile, the govt chief whip, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa says soon a programme to guide on the consultations on the contentious age limit bill will be released to give green lights to MPs to move to their constituencies to consult with electorates on the matter.
The government again confirms that names of those competent Ugandans to sit on the constitutional review commission are with the president who now will commission the review at an appropriate time.
Uganda last carried out massive constitutional reviews way back in 1995.