‘NRM cadres not ready to take over from Museveni’

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Annet Nyakecho

The leadership of the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] party has not prepared cadres to take over from the president.

This is according to Annet Nyakecho, MP Tororo North who was Thursday commenting on the Central Executive Committee [CEC] decision to have President Kaguta Museveni as a sole presidential candidate in the 2021 general elections.

“NRM is a little unprepared to have a new member. I have seen that there is no vigour,” she noted.

Museveni who is the NRM National Chairman and Head of State is scheduled to officially open the 8-day retreat for the NRM Parliamentary Caucus at the National Leadership Institute (NALI), Kyankwanzi today.

The National Chairman will also give a keynote address on Building a Resilient and an Integrated Self-Sustaining Economy.

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda will Chair this session.

In the afternoon, former Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority Dr. Maggie Kigozi will take the Legislators and other invited members through the Lessons, Challenges and Prospects of Investment Promotion.

Other speakers today will include Mr. Patrick Bitature, the Chairman Simba Group of Companies and Mr. Kajabugo-Rusoke, a Senior Lecturer at NALI.

The Retreat will among others help participants to appreciate the performance of Government in the implementation of the major sectors of the NRM Party Manifesto 2016-2021.

The Retreat runs under the theme, Industrialisation for Job Creation and Shared Prosperity

The NRM Secretary General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba will later in the week present a paper on the topic, Towards 2021: Milestones and Strategies for the Party.

This retreat is coordinated by the office of the Government Chief Whip Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa Sentamu who also doubles as the Chairperson of the NRM Parliamentary Caucus.

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