Ugandan court asked to declare the appointment of members of parliament to cabinet unconstitutional

By Noelyn Nassuuna, 12 February
Parliament of Uganda (photo credit: sweggs/flickr)
Parliament of Uganda (photo credit: sweggs/flickr)
Hearing of the case filed by two concerned citizens challenging the appointment of ministers from MPs has been pushed to March 5th to enable the petitioners bring supportive evidence to their case. Isaac Wadada and Hakim Nsimbe say the appointment of MPs to cabinet offends Article 113 of the Constitution which bars MPs from holding other offices of profit or emolument likely to compromise their office. They duo contend that the appointment of ministers from the MPs by the President, creates conflict of allegiance as the same person subscribes to two conflicting oaths of the minister and oath of MPs which is consistent with the Constitution.
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