New Law Restricts Gaming At Age 25
Parliament yesterday afternoon passed the lotteries and gaming amendment bill 2018 restricting gaming to only people above 25 years of age.
The minister of state for planning, David Bahati noted that they want to reduce the age back to 18 because the constitution clearly stipulates a minor is someone below eighteen years and hence setting the age at 25 means that the a law is disregarding the constitution.
The report of the finance committee of parliament read by chairperson, Henry Musasizi noted that they should just remove the word minor and replace it with the person should be 25 years of age.
He was supported by a number of mps who noted that a 25 yeras some one has finished higher education and has started to work.
However the Bugagaizi East mp, Onesmus Twinamasiko and Dokolo south mp, Okot Ogong opposed the 25 years saying that the gaming law should be in conformity with the constitution however parliament did not agree with them and the law was passed.