Museveni bounces back as NRM’s Sole Candidate
President Yoweri Museveni, also chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM has freedom to represent the party as a sole candidate in the upcoming 2021 presidential election.
Dreams of several Ugandans especially in the opposition to unseat Museveni came crashing Tuesday when the Central Executive Committee, the supreme organ of NRM once again endorsed him as the party candidate for the 2021 elections.
The resolution was reached at the ongoing five-day retreat of the NRM Central Executive Committee at Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya district.
According to Rogers Mulindwa, the Senior Information Manager NRM, the party's top organ also made several directives to government for urgent changes among, which are to expeditiously study the multiple requirements of operationalizing the Parish Model and proceed with implementation without delay.
The model is expected to help transform 68% households that are still involved in subsistance farming.
He further explained that the re-capitalization of UDB shall include relocating the Agricultural Credit Facility from Bank of Uganda to UDB. CEC also directed government to urgently revisit the legal and administrative regime for environmental conservation, as part of a fundamental push to roll back and mitigate the effects of Climate Change.
The party organ also wants government to urgently revisit the reform of the Land legal regime that they say creates unacceptable obstacles to national development and for NRM to expeditiously ensure the instruction in Patriotism straight from Primary to Universities and other Tertiary Institutions.
CEC also seeks to invest massively in the development, consolidation and dissemination of its ideological line as well as the systematic mentorship of its cadre-ship. "NRM cadres should appreciate & internalize the need for appropriate Strategy & Tactics at every phase of the struggle for the fundamental socio-economic transformation of Uganda and Africa," Mulindwa wrote.