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Parliament's legal committee wants more time to collect views on Age limit bill
Commenting on the way the committee has handled its business, Rwakoojo says some committee members have been hostile to the witnesses, and this has impacted on the quality of the witness's submissions.

Members of on the Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee have written to the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga asking for more time to handle the constitutional amendment bill No.2 which seeks among others to scrap the presidential age limit.

The 16th of November is the day when the 45 days Speaker Rebecca Kadaga gave to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee to handle the constitutional Amendment bill 2017 that seeks among other things to scrap the presidential age limit will elapse.

However, in an exclusive interview with NTV, committee Vice Chairperson Robinah Rwabwogo said that the 45 days provided for under the parliamentary rules of procedure for the committee to handle the bill will not be enough.

Honourable Rwakoojo says that the remaining days will not be enough for them to exhaust all the witnesses supposed to appear before the committee.Rwakoojoo says the committee needs more time listen to the constitutional lawyers including former Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki who headed the constitutional review commission that collected views from Ugandans on the 1995 constitution. And former Supreme court Justice Professor George Kanyeihamba.Commenting on the way the committee has handled its business, Rwakoojo says some committee members have been hostile to the witnesses, and this has impacted on the quality of the witness's submissions. 

Rwakojjo also chastised former Presidential candidate Col Doctor Kizza for refusing to appear before the committee, she said Besigye was denying the public an opportunity to hear his views on the matter.