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President Museveni distances himself away from the idea of MPs voting for the President

For a number of weeks, headlines have been making rounds on how the NRM is planning to have a referendum and see an amendment to the constitution.

This would have the MPs electing the President over mass popular vote which has been the case but President Museveni has distanced himself from such a proposal.

Museveni while addressing the country yesterday on the reopening of the night economy said that such a system existed in NRM.

They however realised that it was corrupt and scrapped it.

Therefore electing the President should lie in the hands of the people.

“I don’t support the idea of the MPS electing the President. In NRM we had such a system but we realized there was too much corruption in it. A President should be elected by everyone not a small minority group of people,”President Museveni said.

Museveni also addressed the traders crisis in Kampala as he said that they operate in illegal areas where they are not needed.

“Hawkers and other street vendors are operating from illegal areas. We don’t need them on the streets. They should go and work from the gazetted markets. There is money in the UDB they can use to refinance their businesses,’ Museveni added.

In his address, President Museveni confirmed that the night economy is to open fully on the 24th of January 2022.

Bars,.clubs and other night businesses will go on smoothly uninterrupted.

He added that he has advised the COVID 19 task force to revise the curfew guidelines for boda boda riders so that they can also start working at night.

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