Age Limit: Tooro Region RDCs to Spearhead Campaign

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The resolution was reached on Sunday at a meeting held in Fort Portal. The meeting at Fort Fun City Hotel was called by President Yoweri Musevenis Political Affairs Private Secretary, David Mafabi. Mafabi said the RDCs will with effect from Tuesday this week mobilise the community in their respective districts to support the amendment ahead of consultative meetings by the area MPs.

Resident District Commissioners in Tooro region have resolved to spearhead the presidential age limit removal campaign. 

The resolution was reached on Sunday at a meeting held in Fort Portal. The meeting at Fort Fun City Hotel was called by President Yoweri Museveni's Political Affairs Private Secretary, David Mafabi.

The hotel is owned by Burahya County Member of Parliament Margaret Muhanga, a supporter of the proposed amendment of article 102 of the constitution. The RDCs are Stephen Asiimwe of Kabarole, Elijah Biryabarema of Kamwenge,  Wilson Isingoma of Ntoroko, Godfrey Betegerize of Bundibugyo, Nyakwera Baguma of Kyegegwa and Isacc Kawonawo of Kyenjojo. 

Mafabi said that the RDCs will with effect from Tuesday this week mobilize the community in their respective districts to support the amendment ahead of consultative meetings by the area MPs. He said that they will be required to work with the NRM district party chairpersons and file daily reports to his office on the updates of their task.

He also requested the RDCs to avail security to the supporters of the amendment who appear on radio talk-shows and at other gatherings. The meeting was also attended by councilors, NRM district chairpersons and LC3 Chairpersons from the region.

Mafabi, Asiimwe and Richard Rwabuhinga, the LCV Chairperson Kabarole later held a talk show at Voice of Tooro radio station and reiterated their support for amending article 102 (b) of the constitution. The visit of Mafabi in the region comes at a few days after Alex Ruhunda, the Fort Portal Municipality MP and the Kabarole Woman MP, Sylvia Rwabwogo expressed their opinions against the proposed the amendment. 

Another leader who has publicly spoken out against the removal of the age limit is Reverend Willy Kintu Muhanga, the Mayor Fort Portal Municipality. Bishop Reuben Kisembo of Ruwenzori Diocese is also against the removal of the age limit.