By Jumah Nsubuga
A group of 13 members of parliament from the ruling party (NRM) led by Kasambya county MP Patrick Mulindwa have petitioned the party chief whip Kasule Justine Lumumba over the controversial Marriage and Divorce bill which is under discussions by parliament.
The MPs say that marriage and Divorce Bill affects every body and every family in Uganda adding that MPs were not given adequate time to consult their constituencies concerning it .
The MPs also said that the Bill contains several contentious and contradictory provisions of which some of them have significant consequences on the stability of families and the nation.They cited clause 114 which talks on conjugal rights.
The petitioners have however requested NRM caucus to resolve the Bill to be differed for more two months to allow adequate consultations from both constituents and religious leaders adding that NRM should also resolve all clauses which was passed in a hurried manner by parliament.
Among the petitioners includes: Rapheal Magyezi, Mulindwa Patrick, Ayepa Micheal, Wangolo Jacob, Peter Ogwang, Henry Musasizi, Isaac Ssejjoba and Frederick Mbagado among others.