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
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.