Iganga NRM leaders ask Museveni to fulfill 2021 poll pledges

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Iganga NRM leaders ask Museveni  to fulfill 2021 poll pledges
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The leadership of National Resistance Movement (NRM) in Iganga district has asked President  Museveni who is also the party national chairman  to fix challenges that caused the party's poor performance in the 2021 general elections.

The leaders say the party could perform poorly in the forthcoming 2026 general election if the issues are not fixed.

The NRM  chairperson for Iganga district Hajj Walubi Abubakar  said fishermen were chased from lakes without any alternative source of livelihood, a matter he said needs redress.

"We need to have an alternative for fishmongers, either we provide them with standard boats and fishing nets or something else but we initiated  these problems when we decided to chase them without any alternative. I suspect that the rampant theft is resulting from many youths without jobs," Hajj Walubi said.

Walubi pointed out other issues like the sugarcane price in Busoga and the alternative route for people operating in wetlands before sending them away.

He also rallied fellow leaders to work collectively to ensure that the contract of 16 kilometers which were promised by President Museveni to Iganga municipality can be added to the Walugogo-Luuka-Kamuli road once its works resume citing complicity in securing a separate project.

"If you don't have a patient spirit, you may not last in it because whatever you see daily weakens the spirit especially corruption and embezzlement in this government of mine. If we don't fight these things, our supporters will continue vacating the party. It irritates me everyday to read about our very own involving in embezzlement of public funds," Walubi emphasized.

In her message to Iganga NRM fraternity, the national party mobilizer Rosemary Seninde Nansubuga urged the district stakeholders in the party to avoid misunderstandings amongst themselves but focus on achieving successful progress of government programs and projects.

"We need to forward all the issues to the president and I pledge to push with you. I heard a number of issues like the roads, market, public university among others and we shall do everything possible to forward them together with your leaders, because we need not only to celebrate this day but also to point out the challenges and devise means to address them,"  Seninde said.

Seninde pledged serious mobilization in the region, calling upon all NRM leaders at various levels to invite them where need arises.

She  however said she was concerned by  the internal party fights which pity NRM leaders and supporters against themselves.

"Some of the things burdening us as NRM is not opposition but NRM fighting itself. Wherever I have been in by-elections it's NRM fighting NRM and not opposition and this gives chance to opposition to win. I want to encourage you to jealously protect your votes in 2026 and present NRM people who will work with government to serve you better."

The function was attended by among others; the district chairperson Mr Gabula Ezera and his leadership, the woman MP  Kauma Sauda Alibaawo, Kigulu South MP  Milton Muwuma Kalulu, the Resident District Commissioner for Iganga  Wandera Sadala and his counterparts from the neighboring districts and the NRM district fraternity.

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