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MAJORITY UGANDANS PROTEST REMOVAL OF PRESIDENTIAL AGE LIMIT

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - A latest research has indicated that majority of Ugandans are against the removal of presidential term limits.

The study conducted by Afrobarometer, a credible research agency indicates that 75% of Ugandans are against the move by the ruling National Resistance Movement Party to amend article 102 of the Constitution. The move is meant to remove the presidential age limit.

The research indicates that 24% of Ugandans support the move while 1% does not know.

The presidential age limit debate is always dominated by President Museveni’s name, as influencing Parliament to amend the constitution.

Mr. Museveni is serving his fifth term, the last according to the current Constitution, and is believed to be clocking 75 yrs of age before the next polls in 2021.

The constitution does not allow a candidate above 75 yrs to vie for the presidency.

Reports indicate that the ruling National Resistance Movement Party is tailoring plans to amend the constitution to open up the age limit in favor of Mr. Museveni.

Last year, one such move was unveiled by Nakifuma County MP Eng Kafeero Ssekitooleko before it was mooted by the party leadership, saying the move was rushed and brought in the limelight prematurely.

The research that also measured the citizen’s attitude on Democracy and governance sampled up to 1200 Ugandans, from five regions across the Country.

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AGE LIMIT: AMOLATOR MP AMULE SURVIVES MOB

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Amolator Womn MP Doreen Amule survived mob justice, and was reduced to nothing by residents in her district, when they shouted her down and grabbed a microphone from her, reportedly for supporting the lifting of the presidential age limit.

CLERGY BODY BLASTS DR NYANZI OVER NUDITY

The Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) has blasted Dr. Nyanzi ‘s nudity acts at Makerere University following closure of her office this week. The Council stresses that Nyanzi’s act was uncalled for since other channels would be exploited to handles her issues with her superiors. Her nudity according to UJCC is utter exposure of God’s temple

PENSION SCAM SUSPECTS HAVE CASE TO ANSWER

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In his ruling of ‘no case to answer’ presiding judge Lawrence Gidudu

PROTEST AT BUTAMBALA VOTE RECOUNT

Butambala: Police has involved in running battles with residents in Mpigi who are protesting against a vote recount in the Butambala Woman MP race.

The loser in the recent Parliamentary polls for the seat Aisha Kabanda petitioned

UGANDAN ARMY SOLDIER KILLS 7 AT MAKINDYE BARRACKS, SHOT HIMSELF

A Ugandan soldier attached to Makindye Military Barracks has shot fellow killed seven people, including three children, in a shooting spree at a military police barracks in the capital, Kampala.

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UGDebate2016 aftermath As Mbabazi campaigns in Katakwi Serere and Soroti

Eastern: Pledges special commission of compesation and restocking after signing a memorandum of understanding with Teso leaders.

Mbabazi return to the Teso sub region in the districts of Katakwi ,Serere Soroti today in an attempt to woe ugandans to vote him as the next president of Uganda.

While dressing his supporters at the Soroti sports

OVER 500 PEOPLE UN ACCOUNTED FOR IN BURUNDI-OHCHR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today warned of a “sharp increase in the use of torture and ill-treatment in Burundi” and voiced concerns about worrying reports of the existence of illegal detention facilities, both in Bujumbura and in the countryside. His Office (OHCHR) estimates that some 595 people have been ill-treated or tortured since

BLB Launches Land Tittle Financing

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CASTRATE ALL MEN BY LAW-DR SERWADDA

Kampala - The presiding apostle of Born again Churches Dr James Sserwadda has called for a mass campaign to castrate all men who have fathered at least 4 children, as a measure to the rapidly growing population. Dr Sserwadda says, as an effective measure to curtail the rapidly growing population, all men who have reached four children should be subjected to vasectomy