Alice Alaso, a top mobiliser for The New Formation political pressure group top has said their organisation is set to recruit over 20,000 members before 25th December 2018, when they will officially announce the formation of a new party.
Alaso, also a former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Secretary General, made the remarks on Thursday, during New Formation promoters meeting held at Sharing Hall, Nsambya in Kampala.
She said the promoters’ meeting is to allow them know who is committed to the New Formation political agenda.
“We are here to forge a new better future, by giving ourselves a working framework, that will lead us to the formation of a new political party come December 25th 2018”, she said.
She said their first priority is to discuss their political party draft constitution, by involving all active members because previous political party constitutions were created by top party leadership, without involving grass root leadership. “Our party Constitution will be the first of its kind in the history of Uganda, whose formation involves the participation of grass root leadership”, she added. She also tasked each of the New Formation promoters, to recruit at least 50 members, within their sub regions.
Maj Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Muntu, the current leader of the New Formation, said their political party will be built on a “hard rock”, that will be devoid of individual monopoly and all forms of sectarian tendencies.
“We should create a value based political party but not an individual based one. This will be through institutionalisation not personalisation”, he said.
He said as someone who was involved in the bush war, he knows how easy it is to feel a sense of entitlement.
“I also know how destructive that feeling can be, not just the building of a sense of unity but also to the individual’s sensitivity towards democratic processes”, he added. T
he promoters at the meeting were drawn from all sub regions of Uganda, with Teso sub region fielding in majority participants.