President Yoweri Museveni has launched the ruling National Resistance Movement, NRM 2021 elections Manifesto Committee. Museveni who is also the party chairman launched the committee on Sunday at State house Entebbe.
The Manifesto committee is comprised of 14 people who the President says have excelled in areas of science, technology, economics and industry.
He urged the committee to draft a pro-people Manifesto guided by the ideology, philosophy and strategy of the National Resistance Movement.
Members of the committee include; Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu the Chairperson and Hon. Richard Todwong his Deputy.
Others are; Gen. Salim Saleh Akandwanaho, Hon. Benard Mulengani, Eng. Dr. Lule Ivan, Hon. Lugolobi Amos, Dr. Goobi Ramathan, Eng. Musasizi Paul, Mr. Magoola Mathias and Eng. Nakazibwe Safina.
The other members also include; Ms. Joseline Kateba, Mr. Fred Kitaka Mutebi, Ms. Orishaba Joanita and Dr. Achaye Innocent.
“Our manifesto will be science-driven & based on technology, & innovation. The committee will also use a historical analysis of Uganda to enable citizens understand, where we are now in terms of the relentless efforts of the NRM for the Social-Economic transformation of Uganda” Museveni said.
He prayed for the committee to use the historical analysis of Uganda to enable citizens understand where Uganda is now in terms of relentless efforts of the NRM party for the Social-Economic transformation of the Ugandan Society.
“You should remind the country the state of the economy by 1900 at the dawn of colonialism, 1962 at independence, the state of economy in 1986, following the 16 years of turmoil, the recovery since that time and the present state” he added.
He also argued that Uganda is characterized by a society with a much higher literacy rate at 75%. The President therefore advised that the committee should also highlight plans for a science led economy, noting that the scientists are making numerous inventions that must be funded.
Meanwhile, the party’s electoral commission has today Monday started the process of issuing expression of interest forms for members interested in contesting in party primaries for position of; Constituency MP in the newly created Constituencies and Members of Parliament for older Persons.
“The expressing of interest and picking of Nomination forms starts 10th to 12th August 2020 at the Party Electoral Commission offices, Plot13 Kyadondo Road, Kampala” the party EC statement reads.
Members are expected to pay a fee of UGX 2 million while nominations will take place on 24th of August at the party secretariat.