NRM to Pay Staff Before Xmas

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Section 14A c of The Political Parties and Organisations Amendment Act, 2010 states that political parties or organisations with representation in parliament will receive funding from public resources according to their numerical strength in the house.

Justine Kasule Lumumba, the Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, says they are working tirelessly to pay staff salaries before Christmas.

 
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She disclosed this while addressing a press conference at the NRM Kyaddondo based Secretariat this morning following complaints that staff have gone for six months without pay.

 
Asked where the party gets its finances, Lumumba said NRM gets much of its funding from government through the Political parties act 2010 and donations from various stakeholders.
 

She attributed the delayed payment of salaries on delayed remittances of party funds by government.


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Section 14A (c) of The Political Parties and Organisations (Amendment) Act, 2010 states that political parties or organisations with representation in parliament will receive funding from public resources according to their numerical strength in the house.

 
According to Lumumba, the party is to embark on mobilization of funds from grassroots. She notes that although they have been dependent on donations from abroad and members from Kampala, the party plans to fundraise from other party members across the country.
 

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On Friday last week, Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, blamed the delayed payment of the staff salaries on cash flow problems.

 

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