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President Yoweri Museveni has rescheduled radio talk shows, part of his nationwide campaign to engage the audience on the constitutional amendment bill 2017.

President Yoweri Museveni has rescheduled radio talk shows, part of his nationwide campaign to engage the audience on the constitutional amendment bill 2017. 

This comes a day after the president had suspended the campaign due to other state duties. Museveni who was supposed to appear on Point FM in Mubende district on Friday had suspended the show due to other state duties.
 
In his Facebook post earlier this morning, Don Wanyama, the senior presidential press secretary disclosed that Museveni was due to appear on 105.1 Point FM in Mubende this evening at 7:00 O'clock.

The amendment bill seeks to amend Article 26 of the constitution which provides for the right of persons to own property and how it can be acquired by the government after compensation. But the government is pushing the amend the law and provide for government acquisition of land and then compensate land owners later. It argues that the current provision has slowed down the implementation of key projects resulting from compensation disputes.

The proposed amendment has attracted wide condemnation from the public, political leaders, religious leaders and civil society organisations among others.
 
As a way of weighing in on the debate, Museveni kicked off radio talk shows in Kigezi region on Monday by conducting a two-hour interactive programme on Voice of Kigezi in Kabale District before heading to Radio West in Mbarara region on Tuesday. The president also appeared on Voice of Tooro on Wednesday and Spice FM in Hoima on Thursday before suspending the talk shows. 
 
Other radio stations where the president was expected to appear include Radio Buddu in Masaka and Baba FM in Jinja among others.
 

 

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