A sec­tion of law­mak­ers from the rul­ing Na­tional Re­sis­tance Move­ment party re­solved to pre­sent a pri­vate mem­bers bill scrap­ping the age limit cap from the Con­sti­tu­tion.

The de­ci­sion was. reached at a con­sul­ta­tive cau­cus meet­ing chaired by Work­ers MP Ari­naitwe Rwaka­jara to­day in Par­lia­men­tary con­fer­ence hall.

The idea for a pri­vate mem­bers bill was fronted by the min­is­ter of De­fence Adolf Mwe­si­gye, who ar­gued that age limit no longer matches with to­day’s qual­ity of life where the life ex­pectancy is 78 years un­like in 1995 when it was 47.

Ear­lier, Kyaka South MP Jack­son Ka­fu­uzi moved the mo­tion for the meet­ing to dis­cuss the Age limit ques­tion dur­ing the con­sul­ta­tive meet­ing that was at­tended by 246 mem­bers be­long­ing to the NRM.

The mem­bers went ahead to dis­cuss when the mo­tion for a pri­vate mem­bers bill should be pre­sented to the House.

Ho­evever MP Amod­ing Mon­ica asked the chair that her name be with­drawn from the list of MPs that sup­port the lift­ing of the age limit.

Last year, Naki­fuma County MP Robert Kafeero Sek­i­toleko’s mo­tion to scrap the age cap was lifted and Par­lia­ment tasked cab­i­net to table com­pre­hen­sive amend­ments.