President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Willis Bashasha as the Director, Manifesto Implementation Unit, Office of President.
Uganda Media Centre Communications officer, Emma Were Tinka, and Senior Press Secretary, Don Wanyama, confirmed the development.
The Unit will now be under the Office of the President and not the NRM Secretariat.
Among others, the 2016-2021 NRM Manifesto promised to set aside Shs53bn for a Youth Fund to promote entrepreneurship and employment.
It is not clear whether Museveni is trying to curb financial indiscipline reported at the secretariat headed by Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba.
Bashasha contested for Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality and lost to FDC legislator Odo Tayembwa.