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Kategaya slams White paper

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th October 2004 03:00 AM

FORMER deputy premier Eriya Kategaya has said the proposal in the government’s White paper to erase term limits “is dangerous” and contains “seeds for instability.”

FORMER deputy premier Eriya Kategaya has said the proposal in the government’s White paper to erase term limits “is dangerous” and contains “seeds for instability.”

By Henry Mukasa
FORMER deputy premier Eriya Kategaya has said the proposal in the government’s White paper to erase term limits “is dangerous” and contains “seeds for instability.”
Kategaya said this at one-day seminar organised by the Uganda law Society and funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara on Saturday.
He said at the backdrop of a country’s history, the supremacy of the Constitution must be emphasised.
Kategaya said the Movement, of which he is a founder, set out to restore constitutionalism, so it need not to be amended at the whims of leaders.
He said for stability, good governance, constitutionalism and free and fair elections to thrive, rules must be understood and followed by the rulers and ruled alike.
“Of course we can change the rules. But the reasons must be convincing and not based on individual whims or to serve opportunistic political ends. They must stick to the original goal posts,” Kategaya said.
He said although president Yoweri Museveni has not publicly asked for a third term or acknowledged that he is the immediate beneficiary of the third term project, the writing is on the wall.
He said he, together with former ministers Bidandi Ssali and Miria Matembe, were sacked from the Government because of their stand against the amendment of article 105(2).
“The other day on K-FM, when President Museveni was asked whether he would stand for re-election, he said that was speculation,” Kategaya said.
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Kategaya slams White paper

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