Constitutional reforms left in limbo as 2021 polls near

MPs  and security operatives engage in a battle during the age limit debate in Parliament on September 27, 2017. Legislation on Constitutional Reforms Bill is running out of time as the 2021 General Election draws closer. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Busiro East MP Medard Lubega Sseggona notified the committee that he had got areas of departure from the recommendations of the main report. He has since not submitted his minority report.
  • Four of the five governments electoral reforms passed early this year have been assented to by President Museveni save for the Local Governments Amendment Bill that he returned to Parliament over the qualifications of urban council leaders. 

The Opposition- led move for Parliament to amend several Articles of the Constitution in order to change the structure of government and the direction of the electoral processes in Uganda is now in limbo as legislation on the Bill is running out of time for the 2021 General Election.

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