The ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] Central Executive Committee [CEC] has been summoned to discuss the party’s constitutional amendments.
A letter dated February 7, 2019 addressed to all seven NRM vice chairpersons, announces the retreat.
They are; Hajj Moses Kigongo, [First vice chairperson], the second vice national chairperson [Rebecca Kadaga], Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza [western], Hajj Abdul Nadduli [central], Sam Engola [northern], Mike Mukula [eastern] and Godfrey Nyakana [Kampala].
“Notice is hereby given that a retreat of the Central Executive Committee from Friday February 15, 2019 to Wednesday February 20, 2019 at Chobe Safari Lodge to consider the following thematic areas: ideology and strategy, the economy, constitutional amendments and resource mobilisation,” the letter says.
CEC members will also visit commercial farmers and key projects such as Karuma.
This comes a week after Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze told journalists at Parliament that NRM was planning to amend the national Constitution.
According to Nambooze, NRM will allow the president to be voted by a majority of parliament.
“For the next 6 days starting this Friday February 15th, Our Central Executive Committee will be meeting at Chobe Safari Lodge, to consider among other things, Constitutional Amendments due for tabling in Parliament before the 2021 general elections,” NRM tweeted on its handle.