Amama Mbabazi's Promise For First 100 Days As President

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Restoring presidential term limits, cutting government expenditure and probing wealth of civil servants are among 13 things presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has promised to do within 100 days of his presidency, if elected.

Restoring presidential term limits, cutting government expenditure and probing wealth of civil servants are among 13 things presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has promised to do within 100 days of his presidency if elected.

 
While launching his 2016 presidential manifesto at the Serena Hotel in Kampala on Snday, Amama said the first thing he would do is restore presidential term limits.

The term limits were removed in the run up to the 2006 general election and has since remained a sticky polarizing issue among Ugandans.
 
Amama also said within 100 days in office he will work towards cutting wastage in government expenditures and cutting back the budget of State House by 60 percent from the current 257 billion Shillings to 100 billion Shillings.
 
Additionally, Amama wants the government expenditure to remain at 2013/14 levels. He explained that each year the departments' budgets are increased without setting benchmarks on performance.
 
Amama also wants within 100 days of assuming office to amend the leadership code to make it possible to probe public servants' wealth and their sources with the aim of penalizing the corrupt ones.
 
He also pointed out the removal of restrictions on under 30s from contesting lower council political posts, introduce a law that enables individuals to prosecute any government official suspected of involvement in corruption and impose a moratorium on all land transactions where there are disputes.
 
Others are create a master plan for all cities, municipalities and towns, establish a public transport system, amend the National Council of Sports Act in order to promote sports, strengthen and implement the copyrights and intellectual property rights law and reinstate community service.
 

 

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