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OVER 250,000 YOUTHS PETITION PARLIAMENT OVER CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT


The youths upon arrival at Parliament Buildings where they delivered boxes full of individual petitions from over 250,000 youths from across the country. (Timothy Kisambira)


Representatives of over 250,000 youths across the country, yesterday, walked into Parliament with boxes packed with handwritten letters requesting lawmakers to endorse their request for a referendum that would pave way for a constitutional amendment that would allow President Paul Kagame to stand in the next election.

They urged Parliament to call for a referendum to allow the amendment of Article 101 of the Constitution, which restricts a head of state to a maximum of two seven-year terms in office.

So far, sources at Parliament say, about three million Rwandans have petitioned the House on the same matter.

Youth representatives delivered the petition to the Senate and also briefed Senate president Bernard Makuza on the content of the petitions.

“We came together as a group of youth through social media networks, we reviewed where our country has come from and what we need to continue moving forward,” Aimable Ngendahayo, an entrepreneur in renewable energy, said.

READ MORE CLICK HERE: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-05-22/189019/



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