Museveni Rallies Karamoja: Observe Party Discipline

Museveni introducing Akello during a rally at Kabong S.S playground in Karamoja on Wednesday

NRM National Party Chairman, President Museveni, has urged members to avoid scrambling for positions but instead borrow a leaf from football where a team fields the first eleven players on the pitch and keeps the reserves on the bench.

Museveni was this Wednesday afternoon addressing the party supporters at Kabong S.S playground in Karamoja region.

Speaking before he officially introduced Hon. Roselilly Akello as the party flag bearer for the district woman MP seat, the National Chairman cautioned  members against creating unnecessary divisions over leadership positions.

The race has three candidates with Christine Nakwang (independent) as the likely threat to Akello. The third candidate is affiliated to FDC.

“In football you can have many players but with only 11 starting and the rest on reserve….your problem here is that some of you want the reserves on the field of play as well…”, he wondered.

He offered to accommodate Nakwang elsewhere if she wished so.


The President said Karamoja got their first tarmac road (Moroto-Nakapiripit) during the NRM regime.

He further revealed that plans were underway to tarmac Nakapiripit-Muyembe-Mbale, Moroto-Kotido-Kabong and Kalenga to South Sudan boarder roads.

On electricity, Museveni revealed that the NRM government had already secured funds from the Islamic Development Bank to connect power to different areas of Kabong and Abim districts.

The contract for the commencement of work is soon to be signed.

The region will also be further considered for more valley tanks mainly for livestock farmers.

Under the education sector, Kabong has 32 government primary schools but the President pledged 52 more to ensure that every parish has one.

The district has 84 parishes.

The President was happy to note that the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kabong was very low at only 3 percent. He reminded the youth to maintain good health.

The NRM Secretariat was ably represented by the Deputy SG, Hon Richard Todwong who commended the chairman for his continued guidance on party matters.

Kabong goes to polls on Monday to elect their district woman MP following the nullification of the 2016 results by court.

Deputy SG and the Senior Administrator Lawrence Mayambala remain in Kabong until elections are concluded.


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