Muyingo, who also doubles as the minister of state for Higher Education, is currently involved in consultative meetings on the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) bill 2017, which seeks to scrap article 102 (b) of the constitution, which caps the president’s age at 75 years.
As a part of his consultations, Muyingo is only meeting National Resistance Movement party leaders at the various sub county headquarters.
However, residents of Nambeere, Mazzi and Mabuye parishes in Kamira sub county have criticized Muyingo for holding discriminative consultative meetings, which are not representative of their opinions.
In their October 22 petition addressed to Muyingo, the residents express disappointment accusing the Minister for only inviting NRM leaning LC 1 candidates and few NRM leaders for his consultative meetings.
The lead petitioner, Omar Wamala, a resident of Nabinaka village, says during his campaigns Muyingo was able to traverse the constituency seeking for their votes and wonders why he isn’t doing the same to seek their views on the bill.
Richard Kalyango, a resident of Mazzi village, said many of them don’t understand the benefits of removing the presidential age cap and need an explanation from their area MP to help them make an informed decision, something he isn’t doing.
Other residents questioned why the NRM leaders didn’t seek their opinions before speaking on their behalf.
Led by Hassan Mutesasira, the protesters also warned Muyingo against only consulting NRM party members, saying the proposed Constitutional amendments are not for the Party but the entire country.
When reached on phone, Muyingo said he hadn’t received the petition, but said he would meet the residents if that is their wish. He declined to discuss the position of his electorate on the proposed amendment, saying he was uncomfortable to discuss the matter on phone.