In Uganda, minister proposes Uganda Law Reform Commission to review constitutional amendment proposals

1 December 2023
Flag of Uganda (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
Flag of Uganda (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
[Speaker Anita] Among was concerned that constitutional amendments are handled piecemeal, and asked [Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Norbert Mao] to explain the fate of the Constitutional Review Commission, which she said would ideally handle all constitutional amendments. “We have a lot of constitutional amendment proposals, and we want to know if we are having a constitutional review commission or not,” said Among. Mao reiterated that his ministry was financially constrained to establish the commission and instead advised the government to utilize the Uganda Law Reform Commission. “It is regrettable that the constitutional review commission has not been constituted. We have decided to recommend to government the Uganda Law Reform Commission to take charge of the review process; it is a constitutional body with the ability to do the work, all we would need is to beef it up with additional members,” Mao said. He added that he had received 80 percent of constitutional amendment proposals that are pending cabinet approval.
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