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MP Alex Ruhunda: Why I Rejected NRM Caucus Plot to Remove Age Limit

By Alex Ruhunda I have been reflecting on the future of my beloved Country Uganda, the pearl of Africa especially after an emotionally heated atmosphere in Parliament on Thursday. I hope God will touch the heart of President Yoweri Museveni to avoid the temptation of listening to short term opportunistic individuals that

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Andrew Mwenda: Why Age Limit Should Be Removed

I want to ask all these bellicose MPs and opposition activists opposing the amendment of the constitution to remove age limits: what is wrong with a person of 75 years and above running for president? Do you really believe Amama Mbabazi or Ruhakana Rugunda should be blocked from running for

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102 Reasons Why Age Limit (Article 102b) Should Not Be Removed

1. Uganda should let the 1995 Constitution’s safeguards for transition be tested. 2. The Constitution of Uganda should be a durable document. 3. Job security and tenure of public officials cannot be guaranteed under life presidency. 4. Uganda should establish a culture of constitutional rule by following the established rules. 5. The National Resistance

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Besigye’s Sister Attacks Rugunda Over Age Limit, Lectures Him on Age and Intellect

Dr Olive C Kobusingye, a younger sister to Uganda’s opposition kingpin Dr Kizza Besigye, has taken on Prime minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda for his support of the age limit. A medical practitioner, Kobusingye has poked holes into Rugunda’s statement that there was no scientific evidence that old age affected the performance

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‘NRM MPs Consulted their Stomachs, not the People’

Uganda is a country where ‘leaders’ can't think beyond their stomachs while determining important political questions for posterity. No wonder Uganda as a nation has never witnessed peaceful handover of power since her independence 55 years ago! Like the preamble of our Constitution states and I will reproduce all of it

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Four ‘Lame’ Excuses NRM MPs Give for Age Limit Removal, Museveni Life Presidency

Frequently Used Excuses of Supporting Lifting The Age Limit 1. It is not illegal to amend the constitution; and since the age limit cap was not entrenched, it means that the framers foresaw a possible amendment. This is a smart argument and on the face of it looks reasonable. But that is

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Mr Museveni: Ugandans Can’t Trust you with their Land, Constitution

To my President HE YK Museveni, For three months now, I have been analyzing views of many people in Uganda on mainly two issues; 1. Their Land 2. Their Constitution 1. Their Land - it may finally be done at parliament as before but your Excellency, the people of Uganda do not trust you

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‘Elvis Mbonye and others are False Prophets Looting from Ugandans’

Are Africans Naturally Stupid and Naive? Someone baptises himself a title as a Prophet and people Start Worshipping him. Someone Must Investigate This Kind of Stupidity and foolishness. It's only in Africa where people still think that prayers will change their Lives. Foolish Christians who are believers Not Thinkers; You Lie

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Besigye Supporters are Radicals, but is the Muntu Faction any Tolerant?

Two columnists whose writings I respect published in a decent publication, ‘The Observer’ insightful articles, both of which, albeit one following the other or rather premised on events accruing from publication of the first, hinged on what the distinguished gentlemen writers aptly described as the rise of radicals in Uganda’s

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Why Museveni’s Plan to Scrap Over 30 Agencies & Authorities is a Great Idea

I would like to take this opportunity to applaud president Museveni over his circular to some of his ministers that is making rounds on social media. In my view, This is the boldest, smartest and wisest decision the president has made in his current Kisanja. In the directive, issued in July

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