The Kabale RDC rallies NRM to neutralize the opposition.

By Alex Byakatonda

The Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Godfrey Nyakahuma, said

that there is a need for the National Resistance Movement-NRM party

leadership in Kabale district to devise means to support, galvanize

and empower their supporters in order to neutralize all opposition

groups in the district.

Nyakahuma, made the observation on monday while meeting the leadership of

Kigezi Action for Development-KAD, a National Resistance Movement-NRM

pressure group, which has membership in all the districts of Kigezi


The members included, Barnabas Tugumisirize, the chairperson and his

other executive members, who included, Christmas Turyomurugyendo,

Shallot Kemigisha, Edmond Kato, Samuel Namanya, Michael Arinda and

Rogers Kabanda.

Tugumisirize, said that the group was created after realizing that NRM

party, was not doing enough in terms of mobilization, cadre

recruitment and training of members. He also there have been other

social ills like in the party like, intrigue, which he said led the

party to lose most key seats in the January 2021 elections, after

members were divided along religious lines. The KAD members also

requested MR Nyakahuma, to forward their request to President about

choosing a suitable person, who will take over the NRM party mantle

from him in future, among other issues.

They also complained about continued rampant intermittent power supply

and the continued closure of Katuna border, which they said have

derailed development in the district.

The RDC, said that the NRM party enjoys massive support in Kabale

district among all age groups, including the youths, adding that what

needs to be done is to consolidate this support in order to beat all

the opposition party candidates.

Mr Nyakahuma, who promised to forward the issues raised by KAD

members, called on NRM members to cherish ethical virtues of

discipline and cohesion in order to build a unite party.