MBARARA NRM LEADERS ENDORSE AGE LIMIT REMOVAL AMIDST CALLS TO BUILD WEAK PARTY AT ALL LEVELS
By Mark Mugisha
The Mbarara district National Resistance Movement leaders have agreed that amendments be made to the constitution on Article 102(b) that caps the age limit at 35 and 75years.
This was during a consultations meeting with Robert Mwesigwa Rukari the chairperson entrepreneurs league held over te weekend at the Posh gardens in Mbarara municipality.
The leaders however stressed that though the NRM have numbers at but have neglected structures at the grass root and this will affect the party in the long run especially in the forth coming local council 1 elections.
“it’s very true the party has numbers but the grass root structures have died and people can be easily taken away by the opposition and this in the long run it can affect the party negatively” they said.
They urged the top party leadership to work on grassroots structures that will enable them to have a strong foundation claiming that if not it will be very easy from the opposition to mobilize the electorates and vote out the opposition in the forth coming local council elections.
They said that the party hierarchy is using a lot of money on issues that can only be done by members of parliament since it was agreed up on by the CEC that article 102 should a mended from the constitution.
The RNM chair person Mbarara Jomo Mugabi said that the party though the [party has taken some initiatives to reach people at the grass root but there also some gaps especially lack of funds and other necessities but said that they will continue mobilizing until they get what they want.
His forced Rukari to inform the gathering that he was sent by the party leaders in the districts of Kiruhura Ibanda and Mbarara to give them the NRM stand on the issue but not to generate debates on Togikwatako against Kikwateko claiming that the party has come out to support the Magyezi bill and all the party followers must fallow thy suit.
He said that the people of Mbarara should look at investments and benefiting from the railway line that is going to pass via Mbarara municipality and how they can tap opportunities that making un necessary noise about the age limit when the party has already taken the stand.
“The party hierarchy has sent me here to inform you about the resolutions of the party that they will support the bill of Magezi and all the party members must follow the suit whether you want it or not” said Rukari.
SOURCE: www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.