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NRM Members Warned against Duplicity as Elections Draw Close

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Former Soroti Municipality Member of Parliament also the Vice Chairman for National Resistance Movement (NRM) Hon Captain Mike Mukula has described ‘two-facedness’ as a dangerous habit slowly eating up the ruling party.

In a meeting held at Hotel Africana where he met the coordination team ahead of the forthcoming party primaries, Mukula expressed worry on the increasing number of members without a clear stand in politics.

“The biggest problem in the NRM party is intrigue and cliques. In fact, the biggest problem for NRM is NRM itself.  There are people who are here today and the other day they are the other side. At night they are in another party but during day time, they are in NRM,” Mukula said.

He said that the party should have trustworthy members who preach its gospel day and night but not those who will die for the party any time.

“If we don’t address these things, they will become a cancer that will kill our party,” he added.

He pointed out that although NRM has got many well-off supporters, some end up not benefiting the party because they don’t provide any financial support to it despite the available need.

“I have always done everything within my means to support my party. In the 2016 election, I offered my chopper to fly around the country to campaign for President Museveni for four months. That was my contribution to the party,” Mukula said.

“However, there are many people in our party richer than NRM but contribute nothing to the party. I do support the party with my meager resources,” he added.

The meeting was also attended by the State Minister for Lands in charge of Housing, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi who is eying the NRM Vice Chairperson in charge of Western Uganda seat and State Minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda who is vying for NRM Vice-chairperson for Central Uganda position.

Kiwanda told the coordinators that it is high time they ensured Mukula returns to the Central Executive Committee considering the many sacrifices he has made for the ruling party.

The two ministers, however, wooed Mukula’s coordinators to help them convince voters so they too could join the Central Executive Committee.

The race for the Central Executive Committee (CEC) top positions in the ruling NRM party has taken shape with incumbents battling with party members for regional vice-chairpersons.

According to the NRM electoral commission roadmap, between August 7 and 8, 2020, the party will hold its National Delegates’ Conference in line with Covid-19 guidelines to elect the presidential flag bearer, national chairperson and vice-chairpersons.

 



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Security Takes Over All Rooftops of Tall Buildings in Kampala

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Security forces will be taking over rooftops of all tall buildings in the Kampala Metropolitan Area including Archades, malls, apartments among others.

The move which was announced on Wednesday afternoon is aimed at strengthening security in the presidential elections slated for Thursday January 14, 2020.

An agreement between the Police and building owners was reached after a meeting between the two parties.

Police says that rooftops were used as command posts for riots that took place in November 2020 following the arrest of National Unity Platform – NUP Presidential candidate Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi.

This security measure is an addition to the many others which include heavy deployment of mambas, LDU and police officers across the country.

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City Pastors, Prophets Pledge Support to Museveni

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City Pastors from over 10 churches in and around Kampala have prayed with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House Entebbe. They also pledged their support for him in the upcoming Presidential elections due this Thursday.

The Pastors who each commands a following of over 20,000 Christians were accompanied to the meeting by Mr. Balaam Barugahara an NRM supporter and promoter.

Among the Pastors that attended the meeting were; Pr. Wilson Bugembe, Brother Ronnie Makabai, Pr. Mondo Mugisha, Pr. Bugingo Aloysius, Prophet Elvis Mbonye, Pr. Judith Ssozi, Pr. Eunice Akoth, Pr. Osinde among others.

The men and women of God pledged their full support and that of their followers for the President and NRM party in the forthcoming general elections.

They prayed for peace during and after elections and put Uganda in the hands of God during this season.

President Museveni promised to support the organized groups in their churches who have formed SACCOs with an aim of starting up small business to improve their house hold incomes.

“We have given support to Catholic Church, like Bishop Odama’s project in Northern Uganda, so we shall support you too,” he said.

After the meeting, President Museveni and the Pastors prayed together for peace.

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Fear as Gunmen Ambush Minister Kasirivu, Bullets Fired at his Car

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State Minister for Vice Presidency Dr Baltazar Kasirivu-Atwookihas Wednesday morning survived an assassination after he was ambushed by gunmen a few kilometers from his home.

Kasirivu who was driving from a radio show at Emambya FM in Kakumiro town, Kakumiro District was attacked at Kakora Village, Nyalweyo Town Council in Kakumiro District and took fire from his attackers.

According to local publisher Daily Monitor who spoke to the minister, eight bullets pierced through his vehicle but he was able to survive and go unharmed together with his driver.

“They almost finished our lives. As we were approaching my home at a swampy place, unknown people who were armed with guns opened fire on us,” he reportedly said.

“As gunfire raged, I told the driver to speed off and that is how we escaped unhurt. I don’t know who was behind this attack but I have informed the police. It was a miracle for me to survive,” he said.

Dr. Kasirivu who is also the Bugangaizi Member of Parliament is still in the race seeking to extend his leadership for another term.

He said that he suspects the attack to be politically motivated ahead of Thursday elections.

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