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2016: NRM Appeals for Cash from Public

Lumumba says NRM will fundraise from the public for the 2016 elections

The ruling National Resistance Movement party which is unarguably the richest political party and highest number of subscribers has appealed for funds from the public to run its activities.

The appeal was made by the Party`s Secretary General, diagnosis information pills http://cupidfemalecondoms.com/wp-includes/class-wp-widget.php Justine Kasule Lumumba who is also the first to hold the position in the new arrangement where the party Chairman appoints the top brass, thumb at the party headquarters at Plot 10 Kyadondo on Monday.

Lumumba said the party leadership is soon hitting the streets in all towns and villages across the country to collect money from party members, organizations and well-wishers.

“We want to tell our party members, well-wishers, supporters and organizations that we are soon going to reach all of you for money for our party activities,” Lumumba observed.

The development comes against the backdrop of concerns that the ruling party might dip its hand in the public coffers to run the 2016 general campaigns.

Ugandan elections are usually expensive, with candidates spending billions of shillings during campaigns.

NRM, unlike other parties, doesn’t sell its cards to members, making it difficult for the party to genuinely raise money from public.

“Any amount is welcome, including a five hundred coin. Everyone is welcome, rich or poor,” said Lumumba.

The appeal comes just 11 months to the much-anticipated campaign season for the 2016 general elections.

NRM has previously been accused of buying off campaign agents to facilitate electoral malpractices such as ballot stuffing, a charge the party vehemently denies.

Interestingly, President Museveni has repeatedly faulted opposition for rigging elections through intimidation.

ChimpReports also talked to the Deputy Treasurer, Dr. Kenneth Omona who expounded on the party’s new fundraising strategies.

“People used to come to the party for financial help but this policy has changed… totally changed. People are now the ones to finance the party and we shall witness that soon,” said Dr. Omona, who is also the Member of Parliament for Kaberamaido.

It is highly possible that NRM intends to put off hundreds of its supporters who usually beg money from Museveni and the party for their campaigns.

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