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NRM Leadership Moves to Streamline Diaspora League

Abbey Walusimbi stressing a point at his office, Kyadondo
Abbey Walusimbi stressing a point at his office, Kyadondo

The National Resistance Movement party leadership is planning to streamline the valuable but partially structured diaspora league.

According to the documents obtained by ChimpReports, side effects the NRM diaspora chapter was recognized and duly incorporated into the party system through article 24A of the NRM Constitution as amended, try during the first delegates Conference held in November 2005, when Uganda had just returned to multiparty system.

Ten diaspora chapter leaders who attended the delegates’ conference in Nambole were Abbey Walusimbi (USA), Fred Opolot (UK), Peter Magomu Mashate (UK), Godfrey Seruwagi (USA), Prof. Erasmus Ottabong (Sweden), Adam Kasambula (Sweden), Moses Watulo (India), Edward Katongole (USA), John Twinomugisha (Sweden) and Halima Namakula (California).

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A body known as Global Diaspora Advisory Council (GDAC) was put in place to coordinate the affairs of the diaspora league and Abbey Walusimbi was made the interim Chairman.

After incorporation, GDAK started recruiting and opening chapters in different countries in America, Europe and Asia.

The 2005 amendments however didn’t address issues like chapters being constituted on the basis of just 22 members and does not expressly indicate the geographical demarcations.

This website now understands that this leadership is in the final stages of visiting and conducting elections in different countries where NRM members are active.

When contacted on phone, the NRM Deputy Secretary General, Richard Todwong who is said to be in charge of the assignment confirmed the development saying they are soon moving to UK.

“We’re first presenting our plan before the Central Executive Committee for adoption and immediately start the process,” Mr. Todwong said.

“There’s a problem in the U.K and we need to start with holding elections there before moving to U.S, Scandinavia and Asia,” he added.

ChimpReports understands that in UK, there is a struggle between the groups allied to Mr Patrick Asiimwe and Drake Wakame.

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