A consultation meeting over the controversial constitutional amendment bill 2017 with the public by Lango Parliamentary Group is underway at the Uganda Technical College -UTC Lira. The lead proponent of the Bill, Lands minister Betty Amongi, who represents Oyam south in parliament is however absent.
The bill intends to amend Article 26 of the Constitution in accordance with Articles 259 and 262 of the Constitution. Article 26 of the Constitution provides for the right of persons to own property and how it can be acquired by government.It seeks to enable government, or a local government to deposit with court, compensation awarded by the government for any property declared for compulsory acquisition.
Present MPs include : Amoro Paul, Obua Hamson, Angiro Gutomoi, Ayo Tonny, Alum Santa, Acon Julius, Okello Bonny, Akello Sylvia, Okot Felix, Alyek Judith, Akena Jimmy, Odur Jonathan and Doreen Amule.
The Mps absent with apologies are: Atim Joy Ongom, Okello Anthony, and Atim Cecilia.
During a radio talkshow over the weekend, minister Amongi revealed that she would not attend today’s event because she has other engagements in Amuru.