Subcommittee Set up to Resolve Conflicts in NRM

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The subcommittee chaired by defence minister Crispus Kiyonga produced a paper which was presented by the government Chief whip Justine Kasule Lumumba at the NRM caucus yesterday.

Internal conflicts and bickering within NRM will soon be resolved, thanks to the works of a cabinet subcommittee set up to resolve conflicts in the party and parliament, NRM Deputy Chief whip David Bahati says.

Bahati says the subcommittee chaired by defence minister Crispus Kiyonga produced a paper which was presented by the government Chief whip Justine Kasule Lumumba at the party caucus yesterday,

He adds that key issues in the paper are the conflicts and indiscipline among members in the house which need to be dealt with so that members can listen to each other, tolerate each other and build consensus on important issues.

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Bahati adds that bickering among party leaders and members is discrediting the party and has created a need to strengthen the coordination of the party. He adds that the party and the whole country cannot move forward when ministers are contradicting the Leader of Government business.

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He adds that party chairman Yoweri Museveni is planning to meet the senior leaders to sit and find solutions to the incessant accusations and counter accusations in the move to resolve these conflicts.

He added that party members are also considering a motion in parliament to debate the indiscipline exhibited by members on the floor of the house. He expects the motion to be tabled next month.
The party has been struggling with internal bickering since 2011 but the latest are the bitter exchanges between the party’s top cadres; the Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi against Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, state minister for lands Aida Nantaba against Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura and General Elly Tumwine against Ministry of Gender permanent secretary Pius Bigirimana.