ChimpReports has landed on details of the scandalous plot behind the printing and selling of National Resistance Movement cards that party officials have described as illegal.
On Tuesday, the NRM Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba through her communication’s officer Rogers Mulindwa, released a statement condemning the development.
“The NRM Secretariat in Kampala has learnt of an illegal practice by a section of alleged members reportedly printing and selling party membership cards within the Diaspora,” the statement said.
The ruling party also threatened legal action against the unnamed diaspora members involved in the scam.
On Wednesday night this website learnt that on 15th June 2017 a message titled “NRM Diaspora ID Cards Mungalo” was sent out to diaspora members urging them to acquire each card at 10 British pounds.
“A Company Called Zaabu Technologies Ltd, has been Assigned to create a Diaspora NRM Data base. Therefore, each card will cost £10 to the purchaser,” part of the message allegedly authored by the diaspora faction under Patrick Asiimwe.
Interested diaspora members were asked to send their details to Zaabu Technologies, a company printing the cards from Uganda.
“Whoever is interested to have this ID, please send your picture (passport size) ,money, personal details like name, date of birth, country of residence. Send details to the following number for attention of Joshua Magambo +256754570819.”
Meanwhile the money to purchase the card was to be sent through MTN Mobile Money number +256775184343 registered in the names of Joshua Magambo.
When contacted on phone by ChimpReports, Mr. Magambo promised to get back to us after some inquiries but he never returned our calls.
We understand that the NRM legal team has already been instructed to follow on the matter.
The authors of the message said it is to solve the “confusion” in the NRM diaspora and also prepare for elections.