“Uganda wants a brand new structure, we will push for its formulation” –  LOP Mpuuga

The Chief of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga has urged Ugandans to assist the Opposition as they transfer to advocate for the formulation of a brand new nationwide structure that favors all residents equally.

Talking through the Christmas service on Sunday at Kitovu Cathedral in Masaka, the Nyendo Mukungwe lawmaker, mentioned the present Structure wants an overhaul as a result of it’s not representing the wants and aspirations of the citizenry other than a number of.

Mpuuga revealed that their precedence because the opposition for the 12 months 2023 is to maneuver across the nation to hunt the views of the folks so far as the formulation of the brand new structure is worried.

“We’re going to transfer across the nation informing residents that our present structure is now not legitimate. A structure is an settlement between the individuals who have agreed to be led and the chief. The foundations on which it was made in 1995 now not exist since lots has modified for the advantage of a small group of people at the price of the vast majority of Ugandans,” he mentioned.

“That is the time Ugandans embrace the formulation of the brand new structure. These in authorities don’t see the necessity for this transfer as a result of they’re benefiting from it but in an precise sense the present structure is now previous and has a number of loopholes that miss residents of Uganda. That is the fitting time to type a brand new structure subsequently I name upon all Ugandans to return and hearken to us and provides us your views.”

The transfer to vary the present structure began in September 2022 by Mpuuga through the launch of the multiparty youth discussion board, a platform that brings collectively youth leaders from completely different political events and civil society teams to construct a generational consensus for progress.


Mpuuga alluded {that a} structure is an consequence of the folks’s consensus. No less than there was some primary session that led to the promulgation of the 1995 Structure. Is it nonetheless the identical doc? Is it a fruits of the folks’s consensus? Why are we operating away from that dialog?


In the meantime, Uganda has had 4 constitutions since independence and three of them by no means satisfactorily answered the wants and aspirations of the folks. Due to the way through which the constitutions have been made and unmade, the suitability of the establishments and processes that have been established, and the extent to which they have been viable and acceptable have lengthy been a topic of debate and controversy.


The foremost drawback was that Ugandans did not agree on probably the most applicable socioeconomic and political framework for his or her governance. In consequence, the nation skilled a disaster of political and constitutional instability that lasted thirty years. To deal with the above drawback the Nationwide Resistance Motion (NRM) authorities initiated the constitution-making course of in 1988 with a purpose to present an ample alternative for freely figuring out the system of governance.


On 8 October 1995, the method was efficiently concluded and the folks of Uganda promulgated their fourth structure after a prolonged and large session. Nevertheless, after 27 years, the present structure in accordance with analysts and politicians must be overhauled as a result of most of its foundations and fundamentals have shifted.

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