The National Unity Platform, NUP Party President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is set to lead a team of leaders on a countrywide tour in a bid to connect with party leaders, thank Ugandans for their support, open party offices, and engage in other party activities across the country.
The decision was reached at during a two-day retreat in Jinja for NUP leaders (NEC, MPs, District Chairpersons & Mayors). The retreat which started on Friday and ended on Saturday saw MPs reflect on the just concluded elections, and how they ought to operate as leaders.
The Party President Kyagulanyi says he was proud of all leaders who attended, and prayed that they will live by the oath they took.
While at the retreat, the leaders also recognised the Party’s achievements thus far and thanked the people of Uganda for the immense support they continue to extend to them in all ways.
They further recommitted to the struggle for freedom and democracy in Uganda.
“To that end, we committed to continue the struggle against Museveni's brutal and dictatorial regime. We committed to use the positions we hold as leaders in Parliament and Local Government to further the struggle for freedom and democracy. We took an oath of allegiance to the values of NUP, and to serve Ugandans diligently. All leaders took an integrity pledge, and promised to shun corruption in word and action” Kyagulanyi says.
The retreat also agreed that through consultations, leaders shall submit thoughts to the Constitutional Review Committee headed by Hon. Medard Ssegona, which was instituted at the party delegates conference in August 2020.
The committee was tasked with coming up with ways to strengthen the 16-year-old Party Constitution so that it matches the democratic needs of the day.
Leaders at the retreat also set up select committees for the parliamentary caucus and the local government leadership to steer the process of determining who we shall back for positions such as Speakership in Parliament and Local Councils.