Age limit: Mpuuga says NRM goal is to prolong stay on dining table

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Masaka MP Mathias Mpuuga

Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga says the Ugandan democracy has never been tested and that every time it’s put to test, the examination or examiner disappears.

Mpuuga who was this week appearing on NBS television to discuss current affairs noted: “We know President Museveni’s views on tribalism, economy, democracy etc; he has practiced whatever he believes in.”

He said NRM MPs have an opportunity to exhibit that they know the pulse of the country.

“If the president believes the poor are over taxed, can we see a fair equitable taxation across the board? Taxes are high everywhere.”

He added: “I think we have the highest VAT in the region. President Museveni is a populist economist.”

Sebalu says age limit talk diversionary

Mike Kennedy Sebalu, a former Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Uganda, says the ongoing talk on lifting presidential age limit is just diversionary.

Sebalu who served as a member of the African Union’s Pan-African Parliament and a member of the East African Community said: “This kind of debate (age limit debate) is diversionary. This should be a time of service delivery.”

Sebalu who was the spokesperson of President Yoweri Museveni’s NRM taskforce during 2016 elections, said at the end of the day, Ugandans will have to decide and it’s their power to do so.

He said politicians championing age limit have their views and interests.

“I would be unfair to say they are being opportunistic.”

But Mpuuga interjected: “Sebalu will not tell you that they are looking at only President Museveni; this is a very selfish move by people in NRM.”

Mpuuga said Museveni has been in power for over 30 years and that “NRM’s objective is to prolong their stay on the dining table.”

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