CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULING DOES NOT UNDERMINE THE RELEVANCE OF YOUTH REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT.

Maria Alesi

The  recent constitutional court ruling on the method of election of the  special interest groups of youth, workers, persons with disabilities  and the army in parliament has left many thinking representation of these groups is irrelevant. The ruling does label the method as unconstitutional but doesn’t water down the relevance of the representation.

Let us look at the Youth for example, who have always come under fire with many arguing there is no need for them to have special representation in parliament this however is not accurate. Ask any Member of the 9th Parliament except the 5 Youth MPs what they know about any youth specific government program in Uganda and I will bet 1 of every 20 will get it right. Ask that same question to Hon. Evelyn Anite or Hon. Peter Ogwang and they will articulate them while asleep. I have over the years heard and seen…

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