Stay away from age limit bill, Bishop tells MPs

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Bishop Dan Zoreka of the Diocese of Kinkiizi

The Bishop of Kinkizi Diocese in Kanungu district, Rt. Rev Dan Zoreka, has cautioned Kinkizi West constituency legislator, Ruugi James Kaberuka, to distance himself from the contentious presidential age limit debate.

Bishop Zoreka was on Sunday presiding over a mass at Kihihi primary school playground as the school celebrated its Golden Jubilee.

Zoreka, in his speech, singled out Kanungu district legislators and warned them to stay away from any debate involving the amendment of article 102 (b) of the 1995 Uganda constitution.

“Don’t dare return here [on the ground in the constituencies] asking people about the referendum,” Zoreka told the MPs.

“We all know how you have been doing your things. You should instead use that money [if given bribes to scrap age limit] to do other things that will develop Ugandans,” the man of God suggested.

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In response to the caution, MP Kaberuka who was the Chief guest told the gathering that he is going to consult his people and present their views to parliament.

Bishop Zoreka becomes the first member of the clergy to comment on the constitution amendments.

During Sunday’s event, he helped raise funds for the construction of the Girls’ dormitory and renovating Kihihi primary class room.

A total of Shs21, 302,200m, 360 bags of cement, 10 trips of bricks and 15 trips sand were raised in cash and pledges.

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