As preparations for the 2021 general election heat up, the opposition and the NRM have started devising strategies to outsmart one another.
For the NRM, one of the strategies is to use Resident District Commissioners to mobilise support for the party.
Indeed today, the minister for the Presidency Ester Mbayo instructed RDCs in Western Uganda to ensure that NRM wins in their areas come 2021.
Mbayo said by virtue of being the representatives of the president in the districts, they need to ensure that government programmes are not misappropriated to taint the image of the party.
But some RDCs said their ability to deliver the party to victory in their areas was limited because they are being fought by fellow party members.
The RDCs also faulted the party for abandoning the old structures and forming new structures, as elections near, which have since become money making ventures.
Mbayo said that all RDCs will have brand new cars by the end of 2020 to enable them carry out their activities.