By Ronald Kabuye
Opposition Democratic Party DP has resolved to challenge the age limit remove act which was assented to by President Museveni on 27th December last year.
This has been revealed by the party publicist Kakande Kenneth Paul while giving the party’ work plan for this year to the press.
He asserts that the act only entrenches dictatorship Which the constitution is against adding that their petition is going to be a test to the judiciary.
Apart from challenging the age limit act, to start building the party headquarters in the names of Ben Kiwanuka house in Lubaga estimated cost over three million dollars however Kakande doesn’t know the actual money in their coffers.
The party also intends to convene the National Council to fill the national Executive committee vaccant positions by March this year.
The vaccant position include that of secretary general that was held by the late Matia Nsubuga Bilekeleawo, the national chairperson Muhammad Basalwe Kezalwa who crossed to the ruling National resistance movement, treasurer that was held by the late Issa Kikungwe and party’s deputy women leader Suzan Namagandaand compiling national members register and the national leadership directorate.
Kakande also exhibited concern with plans by government to defranchise the people of kampala their power by tabling a new kampala bill which intends to makes the Lord mayor ceremonial with no executive powers but rather give all the powers to the kampala minister.
It’s on this note that he called on the MPs not to further injure Ugandans by passing the bill and Ugandan not to allow MPs to malign the country adding that once it’s passed they will challenge it in courts of law.
By Ronald Kabuye