The minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire advised Ugandans to refrain from referring to the 1995 constitution of Uganda as Musevenis’ constitution.
While officiating at a dialogue organized by the Uganda Human Rights Commission at Sheraton hotel, Otafiire said it is an insult to those that played part in formulating the constitution.
Otafiire was flagging off the dialogue in commemoration of the promulgation od the constitution of Uganda at Sheraton Kampala hotel.
He said the 1995 constitution was discussed, debated and agreed upon by the people of Uganda hence should be respected especially members of the opposition.
Otafiire says despite the dissatisfaction expressed by the members of the opposition who are the minority, aspects of democracy align with the majority which is what is considered and must be respected.
Constitutional lawyer Prof Fredrick Ssempebwa said that despite mps being elected to represent their people, they have residual power that requires MPs to consult with the public before taking decisions like appointment of judges or even increasing salaries not a surrender of power.
The constitutional day conference that’s took place at Sheraton attracted those that play big roles in shaping and amending the constitution including members of the opposition like Democratic Party President Nobert Mao and former Forum for Democratic Party President Gen Mugisha Muntu.