Election 2016

NRM Historicals Call for Clear Succession Policy

NRM leaders listening to speeches at Imperial Royale Hotel on Tuesday

President Museveni’s son-in-law, site recipe http://crossfitabf.com/wp-includes/ms-functions.php Odrek Rwabwogo has appealed to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) youth to always respect and adhere to the elders’ council or advice even though it may sometime be contrary to their ambitions.

Rwabwogo was recently discontinued from participating in the NRM race by the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) members which has since angered many youth seeing the party historicals as segregative and fighting the young generation.

Rwabwogo made the remarks during the NRM Intergenerational dialogue at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday where he acknowledged that despite the party facing several transition challenges, viagra 40mg http://contactburlco.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpext.php the youth must learn to always listen to the party elders and follow their counsel.

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“My fellow youth, cost I can understand how you feel about my removal from the party race but this shouldn’t be an issue. I understand in the wisdom of our elders they could have sensed danger ahead,” Rwabwogo said.

“You better understand that once you fail to respect your leaders, your followers will also find it hard to respect you,” he added.

Rwabwogo had earlier explained: “In fact the reason I humbly stepped aside when I was unfairly stopped, was the recognition that the worthiness and weight of many is much better than the right and sanctity or even the pain of an individual. The whole is better than one part.”

He pointed out that the challenge of transition has not only prevailed within the NRM party but has been an issue world over.

“Of course, I know transitions are tough and the NRM is not unique in facing this situation, many institutions world over have faced it with focus and faith and made it. I know the NRM will. But we got to start and show it by opening all the doors. I obviously recognize that transitions aren’t about individuals.”

The function was graced by NRM historicals including Prof Edward Rugumayo, Mr David Mafabi, Magode Ikuya and Hope Kivengere.

NRM leaders listening to speeches

NRM leaders listening to speeches (Photos: Nixon Segawa/CR)

The young generation leaders included Kyambogo University Guild President, Ian Kafuko, Hilda Akabway and Hon Rose Namayanja.

Rwabwogo said he was “looking forward to a deeper ideological transition that will allow a newer level of depth among leaders than we have so far had among the young people, in order to take this organization into the new world with confidence.”

He added: “To create this kind of depth isn’t just about crafting or fighting for a position in the party or parliament. It is about a deliberate and conscious effort to create a platform across the party and country that can be used to mentor, nurture and nourish leaders for the future. I feel there is an opportunity to do this and we have to grab it in the next five years. I pray that the mantle of leadership our leaders carry based on the deep personal sacrifices they made to restore the nation- is vested into a newer generation that works hard and deserves it not just because of our age or time or even our availability as workers.”
Former Minister in the NRA and academician Prof. Edward Rugumayo has urged the ruling party to show commitment to orient cadres through a clear succession program, ambulance http://crfg.org/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-control.php Chimp Corps report.

“This succession makes human development possible and demands connection between generations, http://cosmeticluxus.com/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php a connection which is not passive but active and should not be left to the whims of choice or blind forces of economics, visit this http://choladathaicuisine.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-media-v1-1-endpoint.php ” said Rugumayo.

He warned that “without succession, the human race collapses socially, educationally, culturally, economically, morally and spiritually.”

The party’s ideologue advised that to survive, any society, human plant or animal must create conditions and modalities of succession.

“In any human society, leadership must have a carefully calibrated programme of succession; and this is what NRM, a party that has been running and managing the affairs of Uganda for 30 years and brought visible economic and social changes should and must do.”

Prof Rugumayo who also served in the Obote and Amin administration made the remarks while delivering the keynote address at the NRM Intergenerational Dialogue at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday.

Among other NRM historical figures that took part included; Miss Hope Kivengere, Magode Ikuya, Kintu Musoke, Joan Kategaya and Tom Butime.

Organised by the NRM Historical Leaders Forum and B12 Study Group, the function aimed at among others addressing concerns of the young people seeking to take power from the party’s old guard.

The succession debate has been raging inside NRM with the old crop being accused of frustrating the ambitions of youthful leaders.

Rugumayo stressed that much as the youth comprise majority of the population, the problems faced by Uganda can’t be solved by a single generation.

“As a leading political party, it becomes imperative to work out systemic policy and programme to identify, educate, train, deploy, supervise, monitor, mentor, evaluate and examine cadres in their hundreds and thousands, and in all major areas of society,” he said.

In the same tone, Magode Ikuya also opined that the long standing cross generational conflict within the party is an absurdity.

“The issue of succession should be centred on issues and values other than mere age.”

He confronted the NRM youngsters on understanding the party orientation before they can begin making desperate demands for power.

Magode strongly criticized NRM’s seasonal presence which he said must be continuously felt in all spheres of life.

“NRM shouldn’t only be active during election time,” he cautioned.

Moderated by Simon Kaheru and Kwame Rugunda, the function was graced by hundreds of young NRM leaders and supporters, government officials and politicians.

The significance of coexistence between generations dominated the discussion with the view that the historicals are tasked to orient the young into party ideology.


Some of the youthful leaders however raised concerns over what they described as ‘segregation’ which they said remained visible in the party as well as failure of NRM to deal with the most pressing issues such as poverty.

Odrek Rwabwogo expressed discomfort in the persistent sidelining of the masses by NRM policies yet they sacrificed much during the struggle.

“There seems to be a disconnect between what matters to the ordinary people and the elite in leadership,” he cautioned.

“Work starts and ends with electioneering, leaving the fate of the country to bureaucrats who are the gatekeepers of all policies and strategies of development.”

Rwabwogo tasked the party leadership to offer explanation to the populace on key problems such as the dollar depreciation, weakening exports and ever rising interest rates.

He said NRM is faced with a risky decision between sticking to the past and facing the future with confidence.

This, he noted, puts greater responsibility to the historicals to avoid slipping back to worse situations than they liberated Uganda from.


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