Maroons vs Lweza: Master, Student Clash in Survival Battle

With just over one year at the helm of the ruling party’s secretariat, this web information pills pressure is steadily building on National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General Mrs. Justine Kasule Lumumba from her junior staffers, website who are now seeking intervention from higher authority.

A group of staff members at the Secretariat have signed a petition to President Yoweri Museveni who is also the ruling party chairman seeking that he weighs in on the numerous misunderstandings between them and the Secretariat top leadership, led by Secretary General Kasule Lumumba.

The petition dated March 1st was penned majorly by the Secretariat’s technical and support staff. The group led by Robert Rutaro, the head of the youth desk at the Plot 10 Kyadondo road office raises a number of concerns among them, Lumumba’s conceit and unavailability.

The workers informed the President that they were completely demoralized and lacked motivation.

They accused Mrs. Lumumba of lacking team work, noting, “most times she works alone to the exclusion of other staff members, thereby causing inefficiency, redundancy and idleness.”

There is according to the workers, a lot bad blood amongst the top leaders of the secretariat which directly hampers the work of the lower staff.

“There is also selective payment of salaries; many staff members are missing on the payroll, and so do not earn any salary for their services,” they claimed.

They also complained on imbalances in remuneration, noting, “There is a huge abnormal salary gap between the bosses and the staff.”

Late last year, the head of the NRM Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi angrily attacked the Secretary General on the same salary issue.

Mr Odoi in December rejected his salary, accusing the Secretariat of failure to pay his staff for up to four months following misunderstandings between him and the SG.

The emotional Tanga stated that he could not by any means pick his salary without the people that he has toiled with for the good of the party being paid.

“I was yesterday called to pick my salary at the secretariat but I will not take it. I will not touch a single bit of it before my team of 14 members who were tormented by GISOs are paid,” Tanga vowed.

“If it means being sacked, it’s fine. The secretariat cannot punish my workers to the extent of holding their salary, just because they hate Tanga.”

“I cannot kneel down to another person with whom we were recruited at the same time, I only kneel down to God on Sunday and to President Museveni who has brought me here,” he retorted.

The Secretariat workers in the petition also informed the President that the Secretariat has remained “generally dormant” with very little ongoing activity.

“The offices are so dormant without any work there, even during the just concluded elections.”

They added that Mrs Lumumba’s office is completely delinked from them with no flow of information between them.

Chimpreports was still unable to reach Mrs Lumumba for a comment on the raised concerns, as all our phone calls went unanswered.

Upon being appointed to head by Secretariat, President Yoweri Museveni greatly hailed Mrs Lumumba and her young team, expressing optimism that she would rejuvenate the defunct party organ.

Through the campaign season, Museveni blamed all party’s underperformance and shortfalls Lumumba’s predecessor Hon Amama Mbabazi.
One of those interesting fixtures you wouldn’t dare miss even if it means scrolling live match commentary or sticking ears on the radio.

Maroons versus Lweza FC is just that type where Coach Joseph Mutyaba lines up his arsenal against his former master Paddy Kintu.

“Mutyaba is my ‘boy’, treat I scouted him and took him with me to Works FC just at a time I was quitting Airlines FC,” Maroons fc  coach Paddy Kintu says.

Maroons fc lost their 2nd leg opening fixture 1-0 away to Bright Stars after registering four consecutive stalemates towards the end of the first half.

The team parted ways with coach Asaph Tumwebaze (now at Hope Doves) with Kintu taking the mantle.

They cruised through to Uganda cup last 16 through penalties against lower tier sides Lira United and Amuria Crane City respectively.

The Prison side has scored one goal in 630 minutes of open play in the league; the worst in the whole division. Nevertheless that doesnt worry the experienced tactician who believes his side is doing enough in training to improve sharpness upfront.

“It has been our problem, but now we are rectifying small things and soon goals will start flowing.”

Maroons will be without key player Godwin Kitagenda who pulled his thigh muscle while in training and long term absentee Ronald Orombi (fractured leg).

Lweza fc are 12th on the log with 19 points, only five above the red line.

“I respect coach (Kintu) but not fear. If he displays what he used to teach me then fans should expect a thriller. However, I am not going to give him any chance in the game despite his position in the league. Lweza is not safe and we need points from all games,” coach Mutyaba said

These sides have met only once last December where the game failed to produce goals.

In the other games, Express fc will travel to Simba as Jmc Hippos welcome SC Villa.

Friday, 4th March 2016:
Police F.C 1-0 SC VU – Kavumba RG

Saturday, 4th March Maroons F.C Vs Lweza F.C –Luzira

Bright Stars F.C Vs URA F.C –CS, Matugga

KCCA F.C Vs BUL F.C – Nakivubo

JMC Hippos F.C Vs SC Villa – Kakindu

The Saints F.C Vs Soana F.C – Namboole

Simba F.C Vs Express F.C – Bombo

Vipers S.C Vs Sadolin Paints F.C – Buikwe


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