1st 100 days: Amuriat plans leadership academy, anti-age limit crusade

Patrick Amuriat Oboi

Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] president Patrick Amuriat Oboi has outlined tasks to be accomplished in his first 100 days at the helm of the country’s biggest opposition party.

Amuriat says his first priority will be given to party cohesion. He will meet different Party leaders including the Presidency, the Chairs, MPs, Management committee, NEC, Women League, Youth League, and District Chairpersons and University Chapters.

His targeting is fast-tracking the Founders and Elders Forum, setting up the Reconciliation and Harmonization Committee, revitalizing the Disciplinary Committees, making courtesy calls on Partners [Development Partners, Religious and Cultural Institutions, Elders & Senior Citizens, Diaspora Chapters, Sister Political parties and Embassies and Civil Society Organizations].

The former Kumi Municipality legislator aims at recovering victory for the party by mobilizing for LC1 elections (putting pressure on Uganda EC for elections to take place) and embarking on countrywide consultations on Constitutional Amendment on age limit and promoting the Togikwatako campaign and land (Article 102b & 26 respectively).

He will also review of the initiatives on 2016 Election Audit process, building structures, set up an interim Appointment Board, appoint the interim Electoral Commission [EC] and set up a Constitutional Review Commission.

Amuriat will then start refilling gaps within party structures, refilling the gaps as and when they fall vacant, recruiting new members and updating the membership database.

He will then set up a team to kick-start development plans for Party Headquarters Complex on Plot 1156 & 1164 Entebbe Road. When built, part of the structure will be used for offices and part of it for commercial purposes.

He will also setup a team to establish the Party Business arm, setup performance standards for FDC leadership in Parliament, Cabinet Secretaries, NEC, Districts and Technical Staff at headquarters.

On women and Youth Empowerment, Amuriat intends to revitalise the Women and Youth leagues, meet with Party Leagues and establish the Leadership Academy which was one of his campaign promises.

“These will have to be achieved in the next 100 days,” he pledged.