Moroto Clerics Condemn Extension of MPs Tenure

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Simpson Awongo Ebil, an elder in Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church in Moroto, says MPs turned their backs to the electorate who entrusted them to represent their views.

A section of clerics in Moroto have also joined their colleagues to express dissatisfaction over the decision by legislators to extend their tenure from five to seven years. 

Last week, Members of Parliament endorsed the extension of their tenure in parliament from five to seven years. The extension covers the president, MPs and other officials in elective positions. 

Now, some church leaders in Moroto, say the amendment is selfish, immoral and uncalled for. Rev. Raymond Bukenya, the children and youth coordinator, Karamoja Diocese, says the MPs were driven by selfishness and immorality to amend the constitution.

He notes that Legislators need redemption from Christ, whose birth the world remembers today.

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Simpson Awongo Ebil, an elder in Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church in Moroto, says MPs turned their backs to the electorate who entrusted them to represent their views.

The elder notes that much as a majority of constituents were against the scrapping of the presidential age limit, the MPs not only disrespected them but also abused them by smuggling in the extension of their tenure. 

He urges Ugandans to intercede for good governance and accountability in the country.

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Good governance, peace and reconciliation dominated sermons in Moroto. This follows the mixed reactions from a cross category of people after MPs passed the controversial presidential age limit bill.