Rubanda NRM Party Members Seek Autonomy

1558 Views Rubanda, Western Region, Uganda

In short
They argue that most party leaders remained under Kabale even after the operationalization of Rubanda district in July, 2016. They add that the leaders have now concentrated their efforts in Kabale, while totally sidelining Rubanda, which does not have any structures in place.

Members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party in Rubanda district are seeking for autonomy from the leadership in Kabale, their mother district.

They argue that most party leaders remained under Kabale even after the operationalization of Rubanda district in July, 2016. They add that the leaders have now concentrated their efforts in Kabale, while totally sidelining Rubanda, which does not have any structures in place.

Denis Kiconco, a party supporter from Nyambaare in Ikumba Sub County is optimistic that having independent leadership will spur NRM growth in Rubanda.

Joventa Twinomuhangi, the Rubanda District councilor representing Ikumba Sub County says that the need for an independent party leadership is long overdue.

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Elvis Twikirize, the NRM party Youth Chairperson for Bubaare Sub County says that they are stuck with problems affecting them as party members that cannot be addressed since Sheik Kassim Kamugyisha, the district youth chairperson remained in Kabale and has never crossed to Rubanda for consultative meetings.
 
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NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba acknowledges the need for party structures in Rubanda but hastens to add that elections will be held upon availability of funds.
 
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About the author

Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.