NRM team paid Shs25m per day


The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) is paying its mobilisers Shs25m per day in allowances.

A receipt for one of the mobilisers in eastern Uganda dated February 6, indicates a payment of a cool Shs25m as a daily allowance.

The voucher says the money is meant for the Eastern Uganda campaign taskforce and was supposed to be received by a one Rene M.R.

The NRM taskforce spokesperson, Mike Sebalu, was not readily available for a comment as his known phone number was unreachable.

According to a report released recently by the Alliance For Campaign Finance Monitoring (ACFIM) president Yoweri Museveni and his NRM party had spent Shs27bn in November and December alone.


Amama Mbabazi came distant second in campaign spending, having used Shs1.3billion in the two months while Rtd Col.  Kiiza Besigye used Shs976m.

Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba had spent Shs95m, Abed Bwanika had spent Shs34m, Joseph Mabirizi had spent Shs26.4m, Maureen Kyalya had spent Shs5.6m, while Maj. Gen. Benon Biraro’s figures were not available.

Last week, the ruling party started giving out money to villages in Kampala for mobilization ahead of the 2016 general elections.

State Minister for ICT and senior NRM mobiliser, Nyombi Thembo, told NTV that the exercise would soon be rolled over to other parts of the country.

He explained that the money will be used for facilitation, for example to buy water and hire chairs for community meetings.

“This small facilitation to enable grassroots branches. This programme will go on like that in the whole country. This facilitation is just for water, soda, maybe hiring chairs and tents and it’s not enough,” Nyombi told the TV.

The money has already attracted bloodshed and bickerings.

An unknown ruling party member was pictured holding bundles of money only to be hospitalised the next day after being beaten up by thugs.


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