By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/Umoja Standard.
Lwengo, Greater Masaka: Bruce Tushabe Nzabanita has been appointed overall Coordinator for Lwengo District NRM Foot Soldiers mobilizers to drive party’s agenda in the area.
The Central Region Vice Chairperson on NRM Central Executive Commission (CEC) Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda Ssuubi early this week unveiled the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Foot Soldiers Mobilizers for Greater Masaka with an aim of driving the agenda of the party and ploughing back those who were disintegrated by the 2021 election environment.
Buruce Tushabe who is also the President of Lwengo based Volunteer Uganda Extra Limited – a Lwengo based organisation that advocates for human rights, Legal protection, rule of law and Anti-Corruption has been singled out to lead others and popularize the agenda of the NRM party in tthe area citing his resilience on ground and for understanding party’s vision for a couple of years.
Speaking to Umoja Standard, Bruce Tushabe highlighted that he is glad for the party to trust him in this capacity and vows to act as expected to enhance the goal of popularizing the NRM.
Responding to sentiments that running an organization and Political party issues is partisan, Bruce said that the NRM party has the same aims as they do talk about fighting corruption, human rights defending, Accountability, Legal protection and others so ‘it is very significant i ally with the party to amalgamate efforts on fighting these vices.
Bruce Tushabe Nzabanita greets Museveni back at a certain function.
He went on to quote CHAPTER THREE of the National Resistance Movement Constitution which say;
Membership of the NRM shall be open to all Ugandans irrespective of ethnic identity, sex, tribe, creed or religion, birth, economic status, race and disability and other sectional division who are prepared to abide by the constitution, code of conduct, rules, regulations and by laws as may from time to time made.
He also informed that the National Resistance Movement was formed to restore political stability, respect for human rights, national unity, peace, security, law and order, Constitutionalism and the rule of law which Volunteer Uganda stands for as well. He added that the party also stands for NRM’s principles of patriotism, Pan-Africanism, socio-economic transformation and democracy which every Ugandan believe in.
“It is against this background that when I was appointed Coordinator for Lwengo district, my organization (Volunteer Uganda Extra Limited) seconded me in that as I drive NRM agenda, I also use the opportunity to fight for human rights, rule of law, Legal protection, fighting corruption in the area since NRM stands for the same”. He clarified.
He vowed to fight tooth and nail to bring together the entire leadership of Lwengo District that has since had division on many issues which has deprived the area from basic social services.
“If the District leadership is not in good term with members of Parliament of the area definitely the losers will be Lwengo people. I therefore want to device possible means to see that the different political factions in Lwengo become one person in order to have development take route in the area”. Bruce highlighted.
He further informed this website that the National Chairman of the NRM Party and the President of Uganda is expected to visit Greater Masaka in his countrywide tour and seeks that he spares time in Lwengo District to resolve matters amongst leaders for better service delivery and representation.
He revealed that he will be working hand in hand with Hon. Isaac Ssejoba Mayanja, the area NRM Member of Parliament for Bukoto Mid-West Constituency in the district to invite President to mediate the rift amongst leaders.
Bruce cited that the rift is between Hon. Cissy Namujju, Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Muyanja Ssentayi Mohammad the Member of Parliament for Bukoto West Constituency who are not in good terms with district’s top leadership which is not profitable to Lwengo people.
It is alleged that the parties have been severally engaged by Local Government Minister, Raphael Magyezi and Minister for Presidency, Hon. Babirye Milly Babalanda but all in vain. It is against this background that Bruce mentioned that for his work to sprout, mediation must be done first by the president of Uganda and National Chairman of the party.