The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leaders have been advised to concentrate their efforts towards improving people’s lives if they are to develop, and transform communities.
The call was made by the NRM Secretary General Richard Todwong during his tour in the Bukedi region where he met party leaders.
The tour is among others meant to strengthen, and grow the party and government’s popularity at the grassroots.
Todwong revealed that leaders neglected their roles of implementing government programs which are aimed at poverty alleviation among ordinary people, which has left beneficiaries vulnerable.
He said that this has widened the gap between leaders and the people they lead.
“Because you seem unbothered and less concerned about issues that touch their daily lives. The people instead look at you as self-seekers who are in leadership to empower yourselves,” Todwong told the NRM district Chairpersons and other structure leaders.
The NRM Deputy Secretary General Rose Namayanja, asked the local leaders to be vigilant and intensify the monitoring of progress of all government programs like Emyooga, Parish development model, Operation Wealth creation among others which are being implemented within their areas.
She claimed that the party has in the past not performed up to its expectation due to internal bickering and unnecessary friction.
Namayanja, promised an unprecedented cohesion between the Party Secretariat and all relevant party structures from district to the grassroots level.
“We come here to preach to you about unity and commitment if we are to achieve our set agenda,”Namayanja said.
Ambassador Nekesa Oudo the party Treasurer, said that the visit a few months after inauguration, will help identify, and solve any pending issues which maybe be in relation to the party and government performance.
Todwong was accompanied by the Deputy Secretary General Rose Namayanja, the National Treasurer Amb Barbra Nekesa, the Electoral Commission Chairman Dr Tanga Odoi, Hon Rosemary Sseninde, the Director Mobilisation and Cadre Development, the Director Information and PR, Hon Emmanuel Lumala Dombo.
Other top party officals on the tour were Hajat Medina Naham, the Director Finance and Administration, Jane Alisemera, the EC Commissioner, Hon Arimpa Kigyagyi, deputy EC chair, Maj Awich Pola, director diaspora and Maj. Okwir Rwaboni, the deputy director institutions.