By Timothy Sibasi, firstname.lastname@example.org
KAMPALA –The mover of the controversial private members bill seeking to remove the presidential age limit from the 1995 Ugandan constitution, Rafael Magyezi has stormed out of the parliamentary and legal affairs committee of Uganda, after members of the committee found his credibility in question in the 9th parliament where his reported to have forged a parliamentary report on Local Government and Kampala Capital City Authority.
Magezi was found to have been in breach of parliamentary rules of procedure in the course of processing the certificate of financial implication, date he was granted leave of leave and the gazatting of the bill in the Uganda gazette; the committee established that all appeared on the same date of September 28, 2017.
This compelled the committee to bring his passed experience of forging documents of parliament into context.
The committee unanimously moved a motion to put the mover of the private members bill Rafael Magyezi on oath for him to affirm to the committee that there’s no forgery in his documents and content of submission.
The committee established that the clerk to parliament approved the publication of the bill in the Uganda gazette and the finance minister approved the certificate of financial implication on the same date of September 28th, 2017…a matter that the committee found unusual.
Against this procedural abnormality the committee chair Jacob Oboth Oboth moved to summoned the clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige and the Finance Minister Matiya Kasaijja for breaching rule 112 of the parliamentary rules of procedure.
“our rules of producers are very clear its the clerk to prove whether the publication of the bill in the uganda gazette…acquisition of financial implication were done on the same day.” Says Magyezi before he stormed out of the committee.
The Finance minister will be found culpable to have signed certificate of financial implication and clerk of parliament if the committee finds it beyond reasonable doubts that there was coordinated connivance between the two government officials to cause a constitutional crisis.
Both the Minister of Finance Matiya Kssaija and the Clerk to parliament will appear before the parliamentary and legal affairs committee of parliament in the course of this week..
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