By Mirembe Martina
The Uganda constitution may be facing a new amendment which could force parliamentarians and leaders to have extra two years in their seats to handle the proposed amendments in the constitution.
The 1995 constitution is apparently going to undergo a major ‘reshuffle’. Talking about the possible amendment, Attorney General, Peter Nyombi said, “It is not just about amending the constitution; the majority of the provisions in that constitution need to be reviewed.”
If the constitution is indeed reviewed, President Museveni could get more two years as the president before the 2016 presidential elections which could see him unseated as the president of the country.
The last constitution amendments were carried out in 2005. “What they are planning is something similar to what the Kenyans did,” explained Busiro South MP, Joseph Balikuddembe Mutebi. “They extended their term for about one year and four months to amend their constitution.”
NRM deputy Chief Whip David Bahati said last week that he was not aware of plans to amend the constitution. “No proposal has been discussed in the caucus, but nothing stops the government from making proposals so long as they are reasonable and are in the interest of the public.”