The National Resistance Movement registration drive in Central and Kampala has been pushed to the end of the month.
Justine Kasule Lumumba, NRM Secretary General, says the exercise has been met with high demand and as a result, they have opted to extend the exercise for seven days in order to have all our members registered.
“The extension that commences this Monday May 25th 2015 ends on Sunday May 31st at 6:00pm and we shall shortly dispatch off additional materials to all branches in the two regions.”
“I want to thank all those citizens who have not yet been able to register for their patience, and urge them to take advantage of this extension to acquire party membership,” she added.
Lumumba said NRM values each and every person who wishes to join and shall therefore leave no stone unturned.
“We are thrilled by the huge demand that has already surpassed our initial expectations and it is a clear sign of the support NRM enjoys all across the country.”
She emphasised that registration is free to all Ugandan citizens aged 18 years and above and that registration in the Eastern Region was also on-going.
“These numbers are evident that NRM remains the most trusted partner for the Ugandan people in the years ahead.”
Registration for Western Region will start with the zonal conferences on Thursday across the entire region.
This registration data collected will be used in the party’s planning initiatives and it is also a step towards winning the General Election in 2016.
“I am therefore pleased to say we are most definitively moving in the right direction towards those goals.”
She took note of some remarks on the social and digital media attributing the lack of materials in some areas on improper planning saying they had underestimated interest in party membership and had not provided adequate materials to match that interest.
“I however wish to mention that my team is committed towards registering a very successful exercise that will see Uganda’s biggest population registered with NRM.”