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Rubaga NRM youth support amendment of age limit article

By Jeff Andrew Lule

Added 25th August 2017 04:06 PM

The Article restricts Ugandans outside the (35 -75) age bracket from running for President.

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Rubaga NRM youth led by woman councilor for Nakulabye, Grace Nambale Ssoziyouth chanting in support of the amendment of age limit article in Nakulabye in Kampala on August 21, 2017. Pix by Abou Kisige

The Article restricts Ugandans outside the (35 -75) age bracket from running for President.

A section of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party youth from Rubaga division in Kampala have said that the article 102 (b)on age limit, needs to be amended to open up for all those who can serve this country irrespective of their age.

The Article restricts Ugandans outside the (35 -75) age bracket from running for President.

In a meeting held at the Paya Gardens in Nakulabye, several youth stressed that it is not about the age, but the ability of a person to lead the country.

The youth also noted that they still support President Yoweri Museveni because of what he has done for the country.

 
“What he has done is visible to everyone. Why can’t he continue leading us? Even the opposition which is complaining has never shown us their agenda. They only keep on abusing the president,” Swaibu Mukasa, one of the youth noted.

The woman councilor for Nakulabye, Grace Nambale Ssozi said Article 102 needs to be scraped because it limits capable leaders because of age.

“I know the opposition is just trying to fight President Museveni but he is still energetic. What is funny, some of those making noise are the very people you find at State House at night. They are just hypocrites,” she noted.

Ssozi said opposition should let the public decide through a vote on whatever they want.

However, during the same meeting some youth accuse NRM party of neglecting them and only go them during elections.

“We need jobs to earn a living. Many of us have talents and many things we do, but need to be supported. We also want to be like you but after the elections many leaders do not return,” Mark Owori, a youth leader from Kisenyi noted.

Ivan Lubowa from Kiwunya, said the youth have not even benefited from government programs. “We only hear about money released to the youth but have never got a single penny. Something must be done to make sure these things go to the right people,” he noted.

Scuffle

Earlier on before the meeting, there was a clash between two groups of youth from Kiwunya and Nakulabye accusing one another of betral.

 

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