A section of the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM Party members headed by Dr Diini Emmanuel Kisembo have written to the National Chairman of the NRM party, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to allow them to move countrywide to collect funds for the construction of party offices in every district.
Kisembo the Executive Director, Bunyoro Kitara Youth Initiative for Development, former Contestor for Buyaga East MP, 2021 and candidate for both NRM’s CEC Member, Bunyoro Region, 2021 and NRM flag for EALA, in his press release dated November 22, 2022, wants President Museveni to allow him and his group to conduct nationwide wide mobilization to raise funds and resources to build party offices in districts, municipalities and cities.
“Members of the press, in reference to the subject above, on October 4, 2022, I wrote a letter to President Museveni to Allow me and a group of NRM members and leaders conduct a “nationwide mobilization and raising of funds and resources to build party offices in districts, municipalities and cities across the country,” he said.
He added that, “In this event, on behalf of the team, I have also informed Our National Chairman that all the NRM party leaders at the District and Sub-County levels will be included. This is to help us be accountable and transparent with all the collections.”
Kisembo is optimistic that, the party offices, once completed, will help the Party and the secretariat with the mobilization and recruitment of new members.
“It will also act as the Information and Resource Centre for the NRM Party – making us (the NRM) distinct from the rest of other political parties. It will lessen the burden of looking for money to pay rent as it’s done today,” he added.
“Since last month, we have been in contact with the ONC in Kyambogo and we have been told that in the coming days, the National Chairman will guide, but most important to Okay this request,” reads part of his letter to the press.
“We will as well hold similar events in foreign countries where the NRM party has got massive support and membership.”
“I and my team will work together with the Party Secretariat under the able leadership of the Secretary General, Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong to ensure the party offices are built primarily with the resources contributed by the members and wellwishers. All monies collected will be banked in the Party’s bank account,” he noted.
A source at the Office of the National Chairman – ONC who spoke on orders of anonymity confirmed having received the letter from Kisembo but said that they were yet to receive instructions to okay the planned activity.
The NRM Secretary General Richard Todwong and Head of Communications at NRM Emmanuel Dombo were all unavailable by press time to speak on the matter as our repeated calls went unanswered.