Mathias Mpuuga

Leader Of Opposition, Mpuuga Calls For Presidential Terms Limits Restoration

Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga said that presidential terms limits should be restoration which was earlier removed by the 10th parliament.

In 2005, National Resistance Movement which is the Uganda’s ruling-party, having dominated parliament with majority members of parliament removed presidential term limits.

The Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Bill, 2017 was tabled by Igara West Member of Parliament Raphael Magyezi.

According to Mpuuga, army representation in parliament should also be removed among other Constitutional amendments.

“We intend to reintroduce the Constitution (Amendment) Bill’ 2019 which seeks to reinstate the presidential term limits, remove army representation from parliament, restrict the number of Ministers to 21, among other things,” Mpuuga said.

The Bill also seeks to have the name of the Uganda Police Force changed to Uganda Police Service and also seeks to repeal offices of the Prime Minister and Resident District Commissioners.

Mpuuga in his address while launching the Opposition Legislation Agenda 2021 – 2026 on Friday said that since 2014, the country has been promised a Constitutional Review Commission, buhas not been fulfilled.

“Instead we have had small considered Constitutional Amendments, the consequence of this is that the citizens look at the Constitution as a document of the politicians,” Mpuuga noted.

Hon Mpuuga made it clear that the Constitution is a people’s consensus document and it must speak the language, the dreams and the frustrations of the people it represents.

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