The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has reiterated that legislators should not discuss the Presidential Age Limit.
Oulanyah who was chairing the house on Wednesday stated that discussion of things outside of the parliament is misguided and uncalled for. His statement came after Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze questioned why the National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus endorsed a bid to Article 102(b) of the constitution through a private member’s bill.
Nambooze had reminded the House that the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga had guided the house against discussing things in anticipation. She directed the MPs to stop the discussion on any amendment since its not there.
Nambooze stated that as it stands, the public is anxious on the issue, and her constituents seek answers on the reality of the proposed amendments. She questioned if Parliament had lifted the ban it had put on the debate.
Oulanyah however ruled over the matter stating that the House can only handle matters that are before it, adding that it should be on the Order Paper or those brought to the table. He says parliament is not responsible for things outside its precincts like age limit debate.
He says Parliament cannot anticipate that some thing is to come.