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NRM launches 2006 campaign

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th May 2005 03:00 AM

THE National Resistance Movement (NRM) yesterday announced an ambitious mobilisation programme to recruit 8,000,000 out of the 12,000,000 eligible voters countrywide ahead of the 2006 elections.

THE National Resistance Movement (NRM) yesterday announced an ambitious mobilisation programme to recruit 8,000,000 out of the 12,000,000 eligible voters countrywide ahead of the 2006 elections.

By Felix Osike

THE National Resistance Movement (NRM) yesterday announced an ambitious mobilisation programme to recruit 8,000,000 out of the 12,000,000 eligible voters countrywide ahead of the 2006 elections.

The NRM interim national mobilisation chairman, Dr. Crispus Kiyonga, named members of the interim executive committees to be in charge of recruitment at district level. They start work tomorrow.

He was addressing a press conference at the NRM headquarters in Nakasero, Kampala.
Kiyonga said all committees would have been set up and the first phase of the registration of members will be complete by June 10.

“The NRM committees will initially focus on recruitment, day to day work of the NRM and campaigning for the opening of political space,” Kiyonga said.

NRM will open branches at the districts and village levels. Grassroots election of members will start in August leading to a delegates’ conference.

NRM spokesman Ofwono Opondo displayed samples of the registration forms and party cards signed by the NRM interim chairman, President Yoweri Museveni.

Ofwono said 15,000,000 cards were available for distribution to members for free, adding that the delegates’ conference would decide on the membership fee. The embossed card bears the members’ bio-data and constituency details.

The deputy NRM spokesperson, Mary Karooro, said, “We are going to campaign with the multipartysts for the return of multipartysism.”
Ofwono declined to comment on why he withdrew a case against The Monitor.

Kiyonga said the committees would run from district to village levels.
Kiyonga said individuals like Kakooza Mutale were free to hold their views.

Ofwono declined to comment why he withdrew the case against The Monitor, saying it was a wrong forum.

The NRM regional coordinators are Andraule Awuzu (West Nile), Betty Akech (Lango and Acholi), Rex Achilla (Karamoja), Moses Kizige (Busoga), Mike Sebalu and Abdul Nadduli (Buganda except Kampala), Amon Muzoora (south-western) and Adolf Mwesige (mid-west).

Kiyonga said the main consideration in the selection of the team was their role in the 2001 presidential elections.

“All MPs who support the NRM will be automatic members of the district interim committees,” said Kiyonga.

Former MPs who support NRM will also sit on the district interim committees.

The interim district leaders are Nixon Owole (Adjumani), Ben Ogwang (Apac), Cyril Eriku (Arua), Lyavala Samanya (Bugiri), Silvano Babungi (Bundibugyo), Yowaasi Makaaru (Bushenyi), Barasa Ogajo (Busia) and Walter Ochora (Gulu).

Others are David Kaboyo (Hoima), Asuman Kyafu (Iganga), Samuel Muwumba (Jinja), Matthew Bitamba (Kabale), Araali Basaliza (Kabarole), Bernard Emalu (Kaberamaido), Daniel Kikoola (Kalangala), Fred Bangu (Kamuli), Geoffrey Byamukama (Kam-wenge), Josephine Kasya (Kanungu), Chepkwurui Songhor (Kapchorwa), Kule Kiryango (Kasese), Steven Ilemukorit (Katakwi) and Gida Nakankya (Kayunga).

Others are Michael Mwanje (Kibaale), Wilberforce Maseruka (Kiboga), Acca Lamola (Kitgum), Dominic Alinga (Kotido), Max Obore (Kumi), William Kaija (Kyenjonjo), Sam Engola (Lira), Ban Mwebaza (Luweero), Joseph Kiyimba (Masaka), Deo Komurubuga (Masindi), Patrick Wanyera (Mbale), Fred Kamugira (Mbarara), Jimmy Lamakol (Moroto), Gray Onama (Moyo), Al Hajji Badru Mukalazi (Mpigi), Rtd Maj. Joseph Kakooza (Mubende), John Longelech (Nakapiripirit), Christopher Bagonza (Nakasongola), Pascal Wapokurwa (Nebbi), John Karazarwe (Ntungamo), Y. Komakech (Pader), Eng. Johnson Mwede (Pallisa), Paul Kavuma (Rakai), Gabriel Kangwagye(Rukingiri), Kitayimbwa (Sembabule), Massa Gidudu (Sironko), Charles Elasu (Soroti), Radice Okama (Tororo), Ali Aluma (Yumbe) and Entebbe mayor Steven Kabuye (Wakiso). All members have deputies.

NRM launches 2006 campaign

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