The top leadership of the MK Movement have prepared their road map for political mobilisation which will go in full swing in a few months from now immediately after their boss Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba is retired from being an active army officer. The retirement is expected before Christmas this very year that essentially is barely 4 months away.
According to Micheal Mawanda Maranga, a key official in the MK Movement on whose CEC he sits, Gen MK’s upcoming countrywide tours will run between January and May 2024. These will be aimed at consulting Ugandans while getting their views besides mobilising them to participate in the MK Movement’s grassroots structures formation and establishment from the lowest (LC1) to national level.
According to Mawanda, these will be called Local Assembly Councils (LACs) which subsequently will be used to determine MK leaders at Parish, Sub County and District level all the way to national.
Those making it to national level will form something called the “National Delegates Congress” in Kampala during which Gen MK will be enthroned as the overall leader of the Movement at the national level.
Mawanda, while speaking on Kasese-based Mesiah fm a few days ago, revealed that this will make MK Movement one of the most inclusive and democratic political organisations in Uganda. He says that, unlike NUP where no elections are held, in the MK Movement democracy will be demonstrated by ensuring that all leaders are in office through elections as opposed to being appointed.
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And in what will intrigue many, Mawanda (who appeared on the Kasese radio talk show with Kasambya MP David Kabanda) revealed that the MK Movement’s National Delegates Congress of mid next year will be attended by President YK Museveni as chief guest. This will most likely be in Kampala and Museveni’s attendance will prove wrong all those who thought there was a serious political fallout and differences between Gen Museveni and his son MK regarding the question of political transition in Uganda.
The two MK adherents, using the Kasese radio talk show, indicated that Gen MK will be prepared to receive and enjoy support from the NRM structures and supporters in his bid to become President in 2026 adding on to the support he will have garnered using his own MK Movement structures for which already intensive mobilisation is ongoing by those desiring to land into powerful sensitive positions for themselves. And by organising transparent and competitive elections for their structures, the MK Movement will have mounted pressure on and effectively contradicted Bobi Wine whose NUP keeps avoiding competitive elections while claiming the internal polling exercise can be used by Musevenists to deepen infiltration into the National Unity Platform.
Speaking on the same Kasese radio, Mawanda explained that the MK Movement’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) will soon be convening to make some few adjustments and fine tune the road map through which democratically-elected leadership will be arrived at to steer the MK Project to even greater heights now that office holders will holding proper authority as bestowed upon them by members of the very MK Movement who will have voted them into office in the first place.
Mawanda also made it clear that there ought to be no bad blood between the MK Movement adherents and those who perceive themselves to be exclusive supporters of the veteran leader from Rwakitura. That even when they are now for MK, people like himself have nothing but respect for Gen Museveni whose personal sacrifice led to the evolution of Uganda from a failed into an economically prosperous and modern country. The big-name legislator from Igara Bushenyi also bragged that support for MK Movement transcends political party differences and affiliations, which is why there are NUP MPs who have publicly already professed support for the First Son without having to first quit their political party.
And remarkably throughout the Kasese radio talk show, David Kabanda sounded more conciliatory and less belligerent towards the Gen Museveni and his perceived regime failures than had been the case before. This is indicative that the de-escalation Gen Museveni urged during his Entebbe meeting with MK Movement top leadership before the MPs’ retreat in Kyankwanzi was accepted/taken in good faith and is beginning to take root. (For comments on this story, get back to us on 0705579994 [whatsapp line], 0779411734 & 041 4674611 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).