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Ssemo given two months to report on party wrangles
Publish Date: Apr 08, 2014
Ssemo given two months to report on party wrangles
Paul Ssemogerere
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By Umaru Kashaka

Former Democratic Party (DP) president Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere has been given two months to come up with a report on how to resolve the current internal bickering within the party.

This was disclosed by the party’s press secretary Fred Mwesigwa while addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday.

Ssemogerere, who was last year selected by the party’s national council to head a reconciliation restoration and progress committee, has been given terms of reference by the party’s national executive committee on how to handle the matter.

“The resolution to subject these (errant) members to the disciplinary processes of the party still stands. Nevertheless at the last NEC meeting (on April 1, 2014) it was decided that while NEC retained its constitutional mandate as the disciplinary body, an opportunity should be given to an independent body namely the committee chaired by you to arbitrate in the conflicts and seek lasting solutions,” reads the letter written by the party’s Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga and addressed to Ssemogerere.

The committee, which will be comprised of members of Ssemogerere’s choice depicting the national character of the party and diversity of opinion with the four regions being represented, will handle issues including those of members who formed a pressure group known as Ssuubi 2011 and do not strictly toe the party line, denounce party leaders and sometimes oppose party programmes.

The committee is also tasked to find out the status and position of the party youth organ—Uganda Young Democrats (UYD).

It is also expected to report on the members who stood as independents in the 2011 general elections and still claimed to be DP members.

The Ssemogerere-head committee will also report on the members who did not participate in the Mbale delegates’ conference and are still aggrieved.

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