Taxi Operators Match To Parliament In Support Of Move to Remove Age Limit
By Serestino Tusingwire
Taxi drivers and conductors subscribing to the Kampala Operational Taxi Stages Association (KOTSA) have this afternoon matched on the streets of Kampala supporting the move to uplift the age limit.
Yasin Ssematimba, KOTSA chairperson said they were matching to show their solidarity to president Museveni after he removed multiple taxes that were charged on them by local councils.
They matched from Railway grounds to parliament, statistic house amber house back to railway grounds which he said that they wanted to pass the message to MPs to pass the bills.
Police and traffic police gave them full protection led by the DPC central police station Joseph Bakaleke.
This comes a few hours after 245 NRM MPs agreeing to table a Private Members Bill in parliament seeking to amend Article 102(b) of the 1995 Constitution which limits a person to contest for presidency bellow 35 and beyond 75 years of age.
Kumi Woman MP Monica Amoding was the only dissenting voice in the meeting.
It should be noted that President Museveni who is currently 72 would not be allowed to contest in 2021 if article 102(b) remains untouched.
This is the first time the NRM MPs have officially come out to declare their position on the matter, though a few members have been promoting it individually.
The move have been long awaited and it’s not a surprise to many as it has been much hoped that NRM would use its numbers in the Parliament to push for the removal of age limits to allow President Museveni stay on power ‘pakalast.’