Richard Todwong, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party Secretary General has reiterated that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni still has a big role to play in Uganda’s politics since he is now at a prime age where he can provide good counsel, wisdom and not political excitement.
Todwong said that Ugandans need to put more trust in president Museveni, describing him as a leader who has vast leadership experience the country cannot stand to miss.
“I stand here to inform you that Uganda needs President Museveni now more than ever. As far as I am concerned, our President is not going anywhere, he is growing younger,” he stressed.
Todwong made these remarks on Thursday March 10th while speaking at the belated 36th NRM Anniversary for Kanungu District which was held at Rushorooza Seed School in Kihihi sub-county, Kinkizi West constituency, Kanungu district.
The event attracted a multitude of NRM supporters and fanatics who endured heavy a downpour to listen to the party officials.
Todwong tasked NRM leaders to master the party’s ideological principles on which the party is run, saying, “Before you assume the leadership, you need to know what NRM stands for. As a leader you must guide people well on the right direction, policies and ideology of the party you serve.”
He hailed the NRM leadership in Kanungu for working hard to ensure that the NRM remains strong in the area as reflected in a sequence of elections; in 2016 NRM and President Museveni had 56% support while in 2021, the party had 86% support.
He called on the leaders to create awareness about government programs and initiatives aimed at benefiting the locals.
“As a political teacher, I must tell you that a leader should understand what the society needs. People need peace and security, they need programs that elevate their conditions. Leaders need to help people to benefit from government poverty eradication programs,” he said.
He also responded to the district leaders’ concerns about the unfulfilled pledges by President Museveni which include elevation of Kihihi Town Council to Municipality status, elevation of Mpungu and Rugyeyo Health Center IIIs to IVs and purchase of a Lorry for Kihihi High School, a school bus for Bishop Comboni College Kambuga, noting that he will deliver their plea to the responsible authorities.
Kanungu Leaders led by Minster Baryomunsi welcome Todwong
The Central Executive Committee Chairperson for Western Region who is also the Kinkizi East Member of Parliament, Hon. Chris Baryomunsi, promised to work with the Secretary-General to solve the issues affecting the people of Kanungu.
He, however, warned that the division among religious leaders in some parts of the district stalls party progress.
Eng. Sam Arinaitwe Kajojo, the district LC5 chairman said that coordination between leaders and security in the district made it possible for president Museveni to get 86% in the last presidential polls. He rooted for continued collaboration among district leaders for the development of Kanungu.
James Kaberuka, the Kinkizi West Member of Parliament appreciated the government intervention to tarmac the access road, saying that barriers to economic activities especially the movement of people and merchandise to the market places will be no more soon.
Todwong was accompanied by the senior officials from the party secretariat including; the Deputy National Treasurer, Kyatuhaire Jaqueline, NRM party Electoral Commission Chairman, Dr Tanga Odoi, Director for Mobilization, Hon. Seninde Rosemary and Director for Communication and PR, Hon. Emmanuel Lumala Dombo received over 100 converts who crossed from the Forum for Democratic Change to NRM.
To galvanize party support, the Secretariat team in November last year enrolled regional outreach programs targeting party structures from the village level to among other activities, reconcile antagonizing forces within district leadership caused by party primaries.
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