THE UGAN­DAN IS­SUE

The East African - - NEWS -

Cur­rently there are on­go­ing con­sul­ta­tions on lift­ing the pres­i­den­tial age limit in Uganda in which se­cu­rity forces have been ex­ert­ing vi­o­lence on the op­po­si­tion, while pro­tect­ing the pro-age re­moval meet­ings. Mwambut­sya Nde­beesa, a se­nior lec­turer at Mak­erere Uni­ver­sity, de­scribes East Africa as a sick child of Africa with South Su­dan, Burundi and Tan­za­nia are all fac­ing po­lit­i­cal prob­lems. The EAC can­not pro­vide so­lu­tions as the case has been un­like Ecowas which has made suc­cess­ful at­tempts to sort out po­lit­i­cal is­sues in West Africa.

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