Former Presidential candidate, Joseph Kabuleta, has launched a new political party dubbed the “National Economic Empowerment Dialogue” (NEED).
Speaking at a press conference at his offices in Bugolobi, Kampala, Kabuleta noted that they will use it to achieve their political aspirations.
Since last year, NEED has been operating as a a pressure group focusing on economic, political and social rights.
The pressure group was merged with a pre-existing party called the People’s United Movement (PUM) to form the new Party NEED.
Kabuleta also used the launch to receive instruments of power from the outgoing President, Shadrach Ogemba.
This followed a delegates’ conference which adopted the new party’s constitution, endorsed the name change, the new president and cabinet.
Kabuleta said the formation of the new party had been planned even before the last elections where he participated as an independent candidate due to “private reasons”.
Kabuleta said he had been in touch with the leaders of the now defunct People’s United Movement even before the 2021 elections.
He said they will keep pushing further the agenda of economic empowerment of Ugandans which has been the core of NEED.
“The resources we have in this country are enough to give the 40 million Ugandans a very decent life. We have enough resources in this country,” he said.
He added: “The change that NEED will provide to this country will be for everyone and not the lucky few.”
On his part, the outgoing Party President Ogemba asked all party members to put respect in the new constitution and the new party leadership.
The new NEED Cabinet will include; Ms Evelyn Alek as Vice President, Odaka Asuman as Secretary General, Omulangira Joe Jjuuko Nakibinge as the Organizing Secretary and Moses Matovu as the Publicity Secretary.
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