RDCs eat big as NRM abandons Amama


Amama checks time


The ruling party, National Resistance Movement, is is set to register new members in a rigorous exercise that will be supervised by Resident District Commissioners.

The RDCs are currently on a ten-day retreat in Kyankwazi.

In their speeches, both the Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda and the minister for Presidency, Frank Tumwebaze, asked the RDCs to deliver and monitor government programmes.

Tumwebaze asked to be the gatekeepers and watchmen of government resources as we head for 2016 general elections.

Rugunda reminded the RDCs that it was their role to ensure NRM money is given value.

The District Internal Security Organisation operatives on the other hand will use their apparatus to boost the exercise.

The money put in the supplementary budget one month to the new budget could be used for the same exercise.

In the new budget, these groups will get Shs 2.5bn to do their work.

There are reports that the government watchmen will each pocket atleast Shs 25m for this exercise.

It’s not first time RDCs and DISOs will be involved in NRM partisan work.

Last December, they accredited NRM delegates to Namboole who sealed fate of Amama Mbabazi as secretary general.

After their training, the RDCs are expected to supervise the NRM yellow book in a bid to make it better.

While launching the road map at the party headquarters this morning the NRM Secretary General, Justine Lumumba, said the party will embark on a mass recruitment and registration exercise of members from March 20, 2015 to May 16, 2015.

This will be followed with the compilation and display of the NRM members’ register between May 18, 2015 and July 12, 2015.

In a rather veiled attack against her predecessor Amama Mbabazi, Lumumba said the party has previously had challenges with holding a genuine register.

Mbabazi was placed on the spot for alleged failure to furnish the NRM Electoral Commission with the party register before he was dropped from the post.

However, Lumumba says the new process will ensure that all NRM members are given chance to register.


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