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ULGA Members embarrassed Tumusiime over age Limit removal


14th December, 2017

The Mbarara District Chairman Tumusiime JB Bamuturaki was embarrassed by the members of ULGA (Uganda Local Governments’ Association) due to his expression on Age Limit Removal.

Tumusiime regretted for his view expression after stating that as ULGA they are much in support of Age Limit removal, this forced a number of ULGA Members move out of the session complaining that his view was not their perception instead his own

A group of ULGA members led by one Mapenduzi district chairperson of Gulu moved out of the meeting that was held at Ntare School on Tuesday after realizing that Tumusiime intended to turn the ULGA meeting into Age Limit consultative meeting. This drama turned the whole house into a riot as some of the members walked away cursing chairman Tumusiime that he should not have involved them into Magyezi’s bill (Age Limit Removal) because it was not part of the ULGA’s meeting agenda.

Over that, the ULGA President George Mutabazi challenged Mr. JB Tumusiime this was a meeting of all Local Government Leaders and therefore Tumusiime was not mandated to turn their meeting into divisive  matters. He also added that as ULGA they don’t entertain politics. He also informed that it was only a statement of the district local leader individually not as ULGA.

But on the other hand, Mutabazi also advised everyone that has their own perception in politics as Tumusiime revealed his own concern on age Limit because he a right to express as Mapenduzi has his as well.

In his speech, Tom Butime the Minister of Local Government confirmed to the UGA Members that their salary increment is improved. He also added that their urge of meeting the president will soon come true as he they have been yawning for quite long time to meet the president.

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