FDC slams insecurity, plans women league conference

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FDC party spokesperson Ibrahim Nganda

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Executive Committee (NEC) held its 199th meeting at the party headquarters on Wednesday last week (October 11th 2019).

The National Executive Committee is the administrative organ of the party comprising 86 members and is chaired by the party President Hon. Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) discussed the internal party roadmap, said party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda.

The five year term of office for the FDC leaders except the party President will expire in July next year.

The term of the party president will expire two years later in 2022.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) resolved that general mobilization which includes meeting of FDC grassroots leadership, recruitment of new members and meeting the public should be re-enforced.

For purpose of this mobilization, FDC divided the country into seven regions and appointed teams to lead this new mobilization drive.

Karamoja: This will be led by Secretary General Hon. Nathan Nandala Mafabi who will be assisted by Hon. Geoffrey Ekanya.

Buganda. Will be led by Owek. Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwo, Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka, Hon. Ibrahim Kasozi, Hon. Mubaraka Munywagwa and Hon. Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda, Amb. Wasswa Biriggwa among others.

Eastern Uganda: Will be led by the Party President Eng. Hon. Patrick Amuriat, Hon. Ekanya Geoffrey, Hon. Salaamu Musumba and Hon. Philip Wafula Oguttu.

Ankore/Kigezi. Will be led by Hon. Jack Sabiiti, Hon. Roland Mugume Kaginda, Hon. Francis Mwijukye, Ms. Ingrid Turinawe and Ms Virginia Plan Mugyenyi.

Bunyoro/Toro/Rwenzori: Will be led by Hon. Toterebuka Bamwenda, Mr. Tugume Moses and Hon. William Nzoghu.

Acholi Lango: Will be led by Hon. P.P. Okin Ojara, Hon. Okumu Reagan, Hon. Betty Aol, Hon. Aciro Lucy, Hon. Acire Christopher, Hon. AKello Franca Judith and Hon. Judith Franka

West Nile: Will be led by Hon. Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, Hon. Oguzu Lee Denis and Hon. Emmanuel Ongiertho.

The full list of committee members will be released by the FDC Secretariat in due course.

The team leaders will be notified this week of their appointments and responsibility and are expected to convene meetings and to hit the ground immediately.

The work of these team will also include auditing of the existing structures to establish the gaps caused by; death, desertion, absenteeism, retirement etc.

The party National Council comprising 205 members and chaired by the Chairman Ambassador Wasswa Biriggwa will sit to discuss the findings of these teams and make decisions and recommendations to the National Delegates Conference.

The constitutional changes arising from the satanic Raphael Magyezi Bill, have affected FDC roadmap as they have brought forward nominations of the president and Members of Parliament.

The presidential nominations according to the EC are scheduled for August next year.

The FDC organs will discuss whether internal elections are brought forward or postponed until after the general elections.

FDC WOMEN CONFERENCE

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) women league will convene for a four day conference in Kampala on October 19th October 23rd.

This meeting sponsored by our partners is aimed at among others boost women participation in the politics of their country and in critical decision making.

The venue for this meeting will be communicated in the course of this week.

SECURITY/UNENDING MURDERS IN THE COUNTRY

The government must explain why despite the huge investment in security, murders are continuing unabated.

Just last week a 22 year Steven Ssemugonde was murdered and abandoned just out his house in Kira a few meters from the Local Defence Unit (LDU) detach and Police.

He was buried on Saturday October 12th in Nsasa village. Because of the proximity of the murder scene to the LDU and Police residents fear, the murder could have been committed by the LDUs.

Just this morning there is a report in the newspapers and on social media of the murder of Mr. Ahmed Kahuma, proprietor of AHH Industrial Holdings that deals in gold and other minerals.

These two murders follow the shooting of a Kyambogo University student Atwesigye Doribert who was hurriedly buried in Bukasa. And of course of several other murders.

The Police itself reported 4,307 murders in their annual report. This means 12 people are being killed in Uganda every day. This is something that should worry the country.

The government owes the country an explanation. Security alone will consume nearly five trillion of the taxpayers’ money this financial year.

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