Opinion: Matembe wants to be the anointed one

“God has made a miracle. I didn’t know that there was intention to create such a position.I left parliament 14 years but now I can’t resist God’s calling because he called me to come and rescue the elderly”Miria Matembe

I don’t know, if it was the holy spirit or God that made it happen, but it was surely the curse of common greed. That was the reason for the motion and amendment before the General Election of 2021. Which gave way for 5 Elderly MPs in the 11th Parliament.

Trust me, God does not favour greed as a virtue. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu press statement and motion to add these Members of Parliament wasn’t so godly. It wasn’t a divine intervention or belief that made this happen. No, this was about inclusiveness. It was no mention of any deity or the holy sphere among men. No, it was just a way to argue for more MPs into Parliament.

That is why Matembe is out on a limb. Maybe, her pay in the CCEDU isn’t that good? Maybe she doesn’t feel as relevant or have the space to participate in society there?

Who knows, but its wasn’t God who created abundant of new MPs in the 11th Parliament. No, that was done by greedy gerrymandering MPs and their associates. They all saw it fit to alter the counties, districts and cities ahead of an election. Also, to add 5 Elderly MPs to sufficiently secure the mix.

Because, the likes of Kamutu felt that the elderly was marginalized, even if plenty of MPs are in the age bracket of the elderly MPs. They are all older persons and some advanced age. They could all be on NSSF pensions and be secured for life. Instead, they decide to continue to serve and collect funds.

So, in my mind this is not because of a deity or a divine intervention. That the common greed and the personification came from the professor and not from God. Yes, Miria wants to be anointed and have a new entry to Parliament. However, that is more of the same and not because of her holiness either.

The salaries and the pay-off to be in Parliament is to great to leave behind. Especially for someone who has been there and who knows how much more they are getting in allowances, salaries, cars and whatnot. These people are eating good on the public’s plate. They are getting obese and fat, while the others are starving. So, its not so much, practice what you preach; but don’t do what I do, but what I say.

She should call upon Mr. Kamuntu and thank him. Give him a blessing, a prayer and maybe even a holy communion. To give the credit to God is to make good greedy and his lessons in the Bible is against that. Therefore, the usage is beneath the transcendent and all powering God.

I doubt God in his mercy looked upon a few and wanted to make them millionaires, while the rest must live in a gig economy. In that name we pray, amen. Peace.

Press Statement by the Hon. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu regarding represenation in parliament of woman and elderly (15.07.2020)

A Country for Old Men: Kamuntu MP Motion for Older Person MPs

Funny how a President whose 75 years old with a cabinet on the average is of 65 years old. In 2013 the median age of an MP would be 43 years old. So, its not like the Parliament is filled with youngsters or adolescents. It is more of advanced age and beyond early youth. The MPs and Cabinet members are not youngsters straight out of college, but people who walked on the green earth for while.

With this knowledge that the ageing of the cabinet and the current day MPs. The Republic doesn’t need more representation of elders in Parliament. However, there is one MP and his co-sponsor that differs on that. The Old People, the Advanced Aged and Elders needs more Representation. It isn’t enough to be majority in Parliament and in the Cabinet. Not like youth or the ones before mid-life crisis hits has the ownership of the August House. No, its already the ones who is pass maturity and can drink hard-liquor without showing ID.

This is in a Republic where most of the population is below the age of 30. In that Nation, the bright minds of Professor Ephraim Kamuntu and Jackson Kafuuzi Karubaga. To add this into the legislation as separate special elections from every region:

five representatives for older persons, at least one of whom shall be a woman” (MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION UNDER SECTION 8(3) OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT, 2OO5 FOR REVIEW OF THE REPRESENTATION UNDER ARTICLE 78(1Xb) AND (c) of THE CONSTITUTION).

And what is unique in their reasoning:

AND WHEREAS, in the past, women, youth, workers, persons with disabilities and older persons were denied participation in the governance of Uganda through customs and practices that marginalized their status in society and could not participate on an equal footing with others and yet they have special interests that need articulation and representation” (MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION UNDER SECTION 8(3) OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT, 2OO5 FOR REVIEW OF THE REPRESENTATION UNDER ARTICLE 78(1Xb) AND (c) of THE CONSTITUTION).

What is really striking calling the elders, the older persons marginalized, when they are in majority in cabinet and has plenty of MPs within the Parliament. Maybe not as a separate entity or representation directly. However, they are there and have the power over the younger people. It is the youngins that should feel left behind. They neither have a proper voice or a enough representative in consideration with their majority standing within the population. The average citizen isn’t advanced age, but under 30 years old.

That’s why its an odd concept to have specialized elections for elderly people. They are already getting the positions, the seats and the glory. These groups of people is already represented and they have a President of its age too. That is why the same MPs who might enact this, also ensured the President could die in Power too. Just like old people do of old age.

This is really bonkers, but don’t expect it to go away. There will be a pull for this and a lot of support. It is a simple cause. To support elderly to have a voice and be represented. However, they are already from the top. They got the Presidency, the Cabinet and massive amount of MPs who fits the bill and who will do so in 2021 too. There enough old stalwart NRM’s to the bidding and hope to return. They are certainly not in the early 20s ditching studies and work to become MPs. No, they are elderly and getting close to be pensioners. The ones who could become Older Persons MP. Peace.

Puntland Traditional Elders Forum – A Position paper on the electoral model for 2016 (08.02.2016)

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