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Two Things We Will Never Forget About The 10th Parliament

Two Things We Will Never Forget About The 10th Parliament

The 10th parliament has had a long five years just because of two bills they passed into law. So many bills were passed into law but of course there is stuff that always stands out.

Minister of Finance, David Bahati, shocked the country the first time he brought the proposition to amend the Article 102(b) law. Article 102 (b) stated that a person is not qualified for election as President unless that person is over thirty-five years and under seventy-five years of age.

By the end of 2017, the law was amended and the limit on age was no more. So many people were disappointed in the parliament as 270 of them supported this amendment. Strikes were witnessed all over the nation but all in vain after the president signed it into law.

By now, President Museveni wouldn’t be our president again because that article wouldn’t let him. It is because of the amendment of that law that we had people like John Katumba run for presidency.

Introducing OTT

As we were still healing from this, in 2018, the parliament permits payment of OTT before accessing social media platforms. This was first talked about by the president who said Ugandans use social media in a very idol manner.

Apparently, OTT was put in place to regulate the use of social media. This was the time Kyagulanyi, Mujuni Raymond, A pass went to the streets to express their dismay. Unfortunately, it didn’t work.

The introduction of OTT in Uganda, is the reason for the use of VPN in the country. Currently, the parliament is working on removing OTT but introduce direct tax on data that is 12%. This is still under talks and possibly the 11th parliament will start from there.

The 11th parliament will be swearing in next week. It should do remembered that most of the 10th parliamentarians will not be coming back because they were voted out.

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