Thursday, July 20th, 2017
AFIEGO and partners’ communique calling on MPs to reject proposed amendments to Article 26
A communique by AFIEGO and her partners calling on MPs to reject the Constitutional Amendment Bill Number 13 of 2017 in which the government seeks to amend Article 26 of the 1995 Constitution to compulsorily acquire private property before payment of fair and adequate compensation.
If effected, the proposed amendments will worsen human rights violations, land grabbing, displacements, delayed compensation, payment of unfair and inadequate compensation, poverty, land conflicts, food insecurity, destruction of protected among others.
AFIEGO and her partners are calling on MPs to use their oversight powers to compel government to implement progressive legal reforms.
AFIEGO and her partners are committed to mobilise communities across the entire country to oppose this Bill in order to guard against violation of citizens’ rights.