An eleven member constitutional review committee has been set up to review the 2000 Busoga Kingdom constitution. This comes after 32 Members of Parliament from Busoga region met President Yoweri Museveni on Monday at the president’s country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district.
An eleven member constitutional review committee has been set up to review the 2000 Busoga Kingdom constitution.
This comes after 32 Members of Parliament from Busoga region met President Yoweri Museveni on Monday at the president’s country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district.
Shaban Nkuutu Muziransa, a renowned lawyer from Busoga was chosen to chair the committee.
Other members include George Mutyabule as Vice Chairperson, Juliet Namansa as secretary and Florence Akalya as a member.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, who is also Woman MP for Kamuli district, led the Busoga legislators to meet the committee members on Tuesday at Parliament. Kadaga says 80 million shillings has been set aside by State House to facilitate the constitutional review process that will go on until the end of this year.
George Mutyabule, one of the constitutional review committee members says the committee commences work this week with a visit to stakeholders in Busoga region.
The stakeholders to be visited include clan heads, elders and opinion leaders who will guide the committee on improving key articles in the constitution.
According to Mutyabule, the committee will revise articles concerning the composition of Busoga Kingdom Lukiiko, roles of clans, eligibility to stand for election as Kyabazinga and head of royal clans or the Isabalangila to suit the current times.
Daudi Kaunhe Wakhooli, the kingdom’s acting Kyabazinga hopes the committee will carry out a speedy but perfect review of the constitution to ease the current leadership wrangles.
Chief Yasin Waguma Ntembe calls on the committee members to include articles that provide for an attorney general for Busoga Kingdom to offer legal guidance and advice on all activities done in the Kingdom.
The kingdom has been embroiled in the leadership wrangles since 2008 when the long-serving Kyabazinga died. His son and heir, Edward Columbus Wambuzi has been blocked from taking over the throne.
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