Kyadondo East legislator and presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine’s party, the National Unity Platform (NUP) has launched a fundraising drive to raise up to 1.1 trillion shillings.
The drive, according to the NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi seeks to gather resources that will enable them to have smooth participation in the electoral process ahead of the 2021 general elections.
Speaking at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya, Ssenyonyi said, “We all know that the electoral process requires a lot of resources which resources are out there with you people,”
“We need a lot of money to make posters and a lot of other things that come with an election.”
Ssenyonyi unveiled NUP’s Secretary-General Aisha Kabanda as the chairperson of the fundraising committee.
Kabanda will be deputized by the former National Resistance Movement (NRM) publicity secretary in Mityana, Dr. Gordon Sematiko.
In her remarks, Aisha Kabanda said that the chief fundraiser will be the NUP presidential flag bearer, Robert Kyagulanyi.
Kabanda added that although any fee or donation will be accepted, the fundraising drive seeks to raise 1.17 trillion shillings and this can be achieved if at least 12 million Ugandans contribute ten thousand shillings to their fundraising team.
“The uphill task can be made easy if all of us agree that we can achieve our goal. We are sure that we can raise this money,” Kabanda said.
Presidential hopeful Kyagulanyi, in his remarks, said that is this a very small price to pay for the country’s freedom and urged all their well-wishers to contribute.
Kyagulanyi also made the very first contribution of Shs20,000 to the fundraising drive with Shs10,000 being his and other Shs10,000 being on behalf of his wife, Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi.
The politician cum politician later launched the mobile money numbers and website that they will use in the drive.