National Resistance Movement leaders in Mbale have asked the National chairman of the party to phase out some of the parallel structures created by his kyambogo office.
Manana Henry the NRM Mbale district councillor said such establishments could compliment the work of the formal structures adding that to the contrary, those appointed seem to undermine elected party leaders in the structures. Manana who is also a regular NRM Panelist on most Mbale radio political talkshows says the creditibility of the appointment leave alot to be desired.
Mbale District NRM publicity secretary only known as Muhammad said party leaders have been sidelined in the preparations to welcome the president. He alleges that the kyambogo office have hand picked people who now feel bigger than everyone in the party. He asked the party secretariat to draw lines between the two structures. He warns that if the party delays to tame appointees under the office of National chairman, the party is bound to lose.
Efforts to get a comment from regional coordinators of Office of National chairman were futile as they couldn’t reply to our calls.
However, Kirunda Farouq the Mouthpiece of the office national chairman posted a statement on the official website indicating that The Office of the National Chairman NRM is established in accordance with chapter 4; clause 14 sub section 1 of the NRM Constitution as adopted on 31st March, 2003 which spells out the roles of the National Chairman of NRM. He explained that Office is created largely to support the National Chairman to implement the principles and policies of the NRM and other things necessary for the good of NRM.