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2021 ELECTIONS: NRM CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES ROADMAP FOR TRAINING OF GRASS ROOT COORDINATORS

By Mulengera Reporter

The Office of the National Chairman (ONC) of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), also Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has announced a schedule for a countrywide campaign aimed at raising awareness and cleaning up the network of volunteer coordinators ahead of the 2021 general elections.

According to Ms Milly Babirye Babalanda, President Museveni’s Senior Political Advisor and Personal Assistant, the training of the coordinators under the NRM Chairman’s office will achieve at least seven objectives by the time it ends on March 20, 2020.

Some of these objectives include: cleanup of the network of volunteer coordinators under the Office of the NRM National Chairman, equipping them with mobilization skills, briefing them on Museveni’s ongoing wealth creation initiatives, and giving them tips on how to deal with political crimes ahead of the forthcoming political season.

The coordinators will also be reminded of their roles in the electioneering process, sensitized on roles of volunteer mobilizers and given tips on how to relate and collaborate with the media, including in circumstances of a hostile media.

The awareness campaign is expected to happen in 12 subregions of Uganda. These include Kampala, Central North, Central South, South West, Mid-West and Albertine. Others are West Nile, Northern, Eastern, Karamoja, Elgon and Kiira.

The host towns will include Kampala, Luwero, Masaka, Mbarara, Fort Portal and Hoima. Others are Arua, Lira, Soroti, Moroto, Mbale and Jinja.

On the legality of the exercise, which will start on Friday, February 28, Babalanda said the activities will be organized in accordance with chapter Four (4), article 14 of the ruling party’s Constitution which is clear on the roles of the NRM National Chairman.

In fact, added Babalanda, President Museveni himself will supervise the exercise.  Babalanda, known for her loyalty to the NRM and Party Chairman, will manage the campaign while NRM Chairman Office Administrator Faruk Kirunda will coordinate all activities.

Babalanda further revealed that top NRM leaders and security chiefs, at national and local levels, will attend and address the coordinators. The facilitators will include Deputy Government Spokesperson Col Shaban Bantariza, Kigozi Kaweesa, Gonzaga Basulira, Haj Sulaiman Walusimbi, Habib Seruwagi and Obed Ambikize. Others are Francis Akule Illa, Andrew Onyuk, Dan Mulalu, Lenos Lotem, Eseza Airo and Ibrahim Kitata.

Meanwhile, Babalanda preached peace in the 2021 election processes. “All Ugandans are called upon to exhibit a high level of maturity and respect of the law that will facilitate a peaceful electioneering period,” said Babalanda.

“If there is chaos everyone loses. In the event of bad transition, new office bearers will likely undo the much-coveted achievements that we have had.”

                                                                       VERIFICATION & TRAINING PROGRAM
No. REGION HOST  DISTRICTS FOCAL PERSON DATES FOR REGIONAL/

ZONAL MEETING

FACILITATOR
1 Kampala Kampala Buikwe, Buvuma, Kampala, Mukono, Wakiso Kayunga Bwogi Nathan 28th February  2020 Mr. Kigozi Kaweesa

 

2 Central North Luwero Kiboga, Kyenkwanzi, Luwero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola Ssebunya Henry 2nd March  2020 Mr. Gonzaga Basulira

 

3 Central South Masaka Mityana, Bukomansimbi, Butambala, Gomba, Kalangala, Kalungu, Kassanda, Kyotera,  Lyantonde, Masaka, Mpigi, Mubende, Rakai, Ssembabule, Lwengo Faizo Seruwagi 3rd March  2020 Haj. Walusimbi Sulaiman

 

4 South West Mbarara Buhweju, Bushenyi, Ibanda, Isingiro, Kabale, Kanungu, Kazo, Kiruhura, Kisoro, Mbarara, Mitooma, Ntungamo, Rubanda, Rubirizi, Rukiga, Rukungiri, Rwampara, Sheema Eng. Innocent Rugyero 4th March 2020 Mr. Habib Seruwagi

 

5 Mid-West Fort Portal Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Kabarole, Kamwenge, Kasese, Kitagwenda, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Ntoroko Dr. Rogers Ruyonga 6th March 2020 Col. Shaban Bantariza

 

6 Albertine Hoima Buliisa, Hoima, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kibaale , Kikube, Kiryadongo, Masindi Mr. Amlan Tumusiime 9th March 2020 Mr. Obed Ambikize

 

7 West Nile Arua Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Madi-okollo, Maracha, Moyo, Nebi, Obongi, Packwach, Yumbe, Zombo, Terego Ham Ezama 11th March 2020 Mr. Akule Illa Francis

 

8 Northern Lira Agago, Albatong, Amolatar,  Amuru, Apac, Dokolo, Gulu. Kitgum, Kole, Kwania, Lamwo, Lira, Nwoya, Omollo, Otuke, Oyam, Pader, Abdul George Omongi 13th March 2020 Mr. Onyuk Andrew

 

9 Eastern Soroti Amuria , Kapelebyong , Katakwi , Soroti , Serere , Kalaki , Kaberemaido , Kumi , Bukedea, Ngora Etesot Gabriel Fabian 15th March 2020 Mr. Dan Mulalu

 

10 Karamoja Moroto Amdat, Kaboong,  Kalenga, Kotido, Moroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripit, Napak,Abim Kokoi Simon 17th March 2020 Mr. Lotem Lenos

 

11 Elgon Mbale Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo, Bulambuli, Busia, Butalejja, Butebo, Kapchworwa, Kibuku, Kween, Manafwa, Mbale, Namisindwa, Pallisa, Sironko, Tororo Nalyanya Henry 19th March 2020 Mr. Kitata Ibrahim

 

12 Kiira Jinja Bugiri, Bugweri, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja, Kaliro, Kamuli, Luuka, Mayuge, Namayingo, Namutumba Kulaba Isabirye David 20th March 2020 Mrs. Airo Eseza

 

 

 

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