Kadaga Blasts Government Over failure to Table Electoral Reforms

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According to Kadaga, should government remain adamant on tabling the constitutional reforms, parliament would consider moving a Private Members bill to bring about the much needed Constitutional Reforms

 Government has come under fire from Rebecca Kadaga, the speakerof parliament for allegedly failing to table constitutional reformsparticularly in relation to elections. According to Kadaga, despite herreminders to the president and Peter Nyombi, the attorney general in writing topresent the constitutional reforms there is no reply.

She has advised the opposition to start on their proposal as not wait for the government as the country heads to the general elections in the 2016. The opposition has on various occasions proposed some constitutional amendments to pave way for free and fair elections come 2016. Key among reforms proposed by the opposition is the institution of an independent electoral commission that can organize a free and fair election. 

According to Kadaga, should government remain adamant on tabling the constitutional reforms,parliament would consider moving a Private Members bill to bring about the much needed Constitutional Reforms. She said legislators will not wait for government to wake up at the last moment and throw parliament in a state of panic.


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Kadaga says she had wished to have the proposals tabled in the last session before the Budget debate in vain. She also blasted individual political parties for their alleged failure to train youth and young people in leadership skills, which she said was eliminating the participation in politics and leadership.
Kadaga made these observations while officiating the celebrations of the international democracy day at Hotel African on Monday.

 

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