MUSEVENI VOWS TO DEAL WITH AGE LIMIT PROTESTERS
By; Jjunju Francis
President Yoweri Museveni has clearly indicated that the so called democrats who have violated its tenets by violently opposing individual opinion on constitutional amendments will not be tolerated under his regime.
In his address at the 55th independence anniversary at Bushenyi Municipal grounds today, Museveni who was not committal on the constitutional amendments of article 102b said, it’s not correct for some Ugandans to employ undemocratic means on people’s views adding that Uganda’s independence was not achieved on silver plate but through blood of the patriots that must be jealously protected.
This follows the presentation of the idea of amending the constitutional age limit that generated mixed opinions that ended up in a fracas in the parliamentary chamber where the suspended 25 MPs who opposed to the Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi’s motion to lift the presidential age limit, fought with security forces on September 26th that left many injured.
Museveni explained that, “Democracy is about the harmonious co-existence of contending views where a person who disagrees with a view but at the same time defends the right of the other he or she does not agree with.”
Before his speech President Museveni, he first decorated distinguished personalities including His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, who was awarded with the ‘Most Excellent Order of Pearl of Africa, The Grandmaster’ to recognize his decades of work and contribution to Uganda’s development.
Prince Karim the head of Ismail community hailed Uganda promising to continue with his projects to promote its development and the entire east African region.