The outgoing National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general, Justine Kasule Lumumba, has said indiscipline among some of the senior party leaders and limited publicity are crippling the progress of the party.
Lumumba made the remarks while handing over office to her successor Richard Todwong in a ceremony that was held at the party headquarters on Kyadondo Road in Nakasero, Kampala.
Lumumba highlighted a number of achievements during her six year tenure adding that their biggest task assignment then as a team was to cause unity, harmony and cohesion in the party.
She pledged to remain a loyal member of the party adding that she is readily available to offer advice to the party leaders whenever called upon.
Lumumba last week assumed her new role as Minister in charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, after seven years at the helm of the ruling party.
In his acceptance speech, Todwong pledged loyalty to the leadership of NRM adding that top on his agenda is collective strength and improving the unity in the party.
“I will not tolerate intrigue, blackmail, cliques and laziness. Our organisation has assigned us responsibility on behalf of the people of Uganda and on the behalf of the organisation and therefore we don’t need to let our leaders down,” Todwong said.
He emphasised that during his tenure, the party will work together with government to ensure implementation of the party manifesto and service delivery in the next five years.
Moses Kigongo, the first national NRM vice chairman praised Lumumba for being a good mobiliser who tirelessly dedicated all her energies to making sure the party progresses.
“Leaders should be truthful and dedicated to work for ordinary citizens. Ugandans require service delivery but not people who are great talkers,” Kigongo said.