M7 blocks MPs from flying out ahead of Age Limit debate

M7 blocks MPs from flying out ahead of Age Limit debate
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As pressure piles on the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM) to sail through the controversial age limit Bill, security at Entebbe airport has been ordered to turn away any NRM MPs seeking to fly out of the country top officials said.

Observer quoted Joseph Muyomba Kasozi, the NRM caucus general secretary, in the coming days, the MPs will also be stopped from going out of Kampala city until after the age limit bill has been passed in Parliament.

The order not to travel out of the country was reportedly issued by President Museveni yesterday during the NRM caucus meeting. NRM needs 2/3 majority (291 MPs) in Parliament or about 66 per cent of the 436 lawmakers to pass the controversial age limit amendment bill.

Burahya County MP Margaret Muhanga also NRM parliamentary caucus spokesperson accused two NGOs, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) and Action Aid of funding NRM MPs out of the country so as to deny the party the 2/3 majority.

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