By Ronald Kabuye
The opposition leaders in parliament led by their leader Winnie Kiiza and the area MP of Lubaga north Moses Kasibante have successfully held their consultative rally at nakulabye market in regards to the proposed constitutional amendment bill on land that seeks to allow government take over people’s land without prompt and deserving payment.
Various opposition MPs that spoke ralled the public to join them in resisting the bill since it contravenes every section of the constitution and only aims at causing hanger, confirming land grabbing, make Ugandans refugees in their own country and it’s discriminatory.
They also asserted that this amendment comes with a golden opportunity for them to oust museveni government which can be achieved if all Ugandans work with them.
They asserted that they are very well aware the museveni is about to leave power shouldnt go with people land.
They further appealed to public to congregate at parliament when the amendments are being tabled since the 400 can’t risk against the many millions of Ugandans.
In the same way the Zimbabwe leader of opposition Hon. Abed Nico appealed to Ugandans not to allow land amendments and age limit removal because uganda might turn like their country were Robert Mugabe has refused to leave power at 93 years before questioning that if it’s a government of people the why take way people’s land.
Unlike in other areas where the ruling NRM leaders don’t attend, this time the Lubaga division NRM chairperson Abdul Kitata has been around and appealed to the opposition MPs to rally their colleagues not all the land amendments since the matter touches every Ugandan. However declined to comment on age limit removal issue.
In the sameway the Kampala lord mayor Elias Lukwago said that the land amendment bill and KCCA amendment bill is aimed at testing the waters by president museveni to see if it will be easier for him to bring an amendment to remove the presidential age limit purporting that museveni still behaves like a rebel.
On behalf of civil societies the FIDA executive director irene ovinji Odida appealed to the public to talk to their MPs and religious leaders not allow the amendments.
In the sameway their second rally at Katwe playground was successful and there was no procession from nakulabye market to Katwe.
Some of the MPs that attended the meetings included Betty Nambooze, Muwanga Kivumbi, Ssemujju Ngenda, Francis Butebe Zaake, Emmanuel Ssempala Kigozi, Latif Ssebagala ssengendo, Allan Ssewanyana, Florence Namayanja, Joseph Gozanga Ssewungu and others.
By Ronald Kabuye