Kadaga to chair the Age limit Debate today
By Serestino Tusingwire
The Age limit discussion has caused tension in parliament, even the speakers themselves fear to chair the plenary sitting when it is on order paper.
Yesterday, the plenary sitting was called off just two hours to start.
Kadaga who was supposed to chair the debate did not give any reason as to why the sitting was abruptly called off.
A note from the Clerk of Parliament read “please be informed that there will not be plenary sitting today.”
Our highly placed sources say, Kadaga feared to face the heated house that her deputy Jacob Oulanyah faced last week when she was out of the country on official duties.
The bill was tabled by Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko seeking to amend the constitution such that executive and judiciary age limit can be extended.
Fire gutted Parliament last week when opposition MPs headed by Nandala Mafabi tried to stop Ssekitoleko from tabling the bill as the latter threatened to boxed the former when he tries to stop him again.
There have been rumours in parliament that it is a usual norm for Kadaga to leave controversial bills to her deputy Oulanyah since for him he is a bit brave.
“Kadaga spent the entire weekend pleading with Oulanyah to chair yesterday’s plenary sitting, but he paid a deaf ear,” source said.
Oulanyah said this time its Kadaga to take on the seat and also taste the wrath of opposition and unruly MPs which he tasted last week.
It is even believed that Oulanyah is planning to travel out of the country, meaning that Kadaga will be left with no option but to take on the bill since it is already on the order paper.