A proposal to remove presidential age limits in Uganda has been officially published, the private newspaper Uganda Observer reports.
The paper says that a copy of the Uganda Gazette lists the Constitution (Amendment) Bill as one of the bills that are up for publishing.
Uganda’s Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire told the Observer that the bill was awaiting publication in the official government paper before it could go to parliament for debate.
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The constitution says that a person over 75 years of age is not qualified for election.
But President Museveni will be 76 in 2021, the year of the next election.
On being asked whether he will seek re-election in 2021, Mr Museveni has repeatedly said that he will abide by the constitution.