By Jumah Nsubuga
Makindye East MP John Ssimbwa (NRM) has tasked NRM acting secretary general Richard Todwong to account for the money which was budgeted by NRM party to facilitate the recent Luwero by-elections which the party lost to DP.
Mr Ssimba confirmed that, NRM party released billions of money to facilitate the recent Luwero by-elections but the money did not reach to the beneficiaries. “Since minister Todwong lead the NRM team which was deployed by NRM to look for votes in Luwero, he must come out and explain where the money went because NRM agents were not given any money, the reason why they even failed to do their work. Adding that “our agents were not facilitated at all instead they got left over’s from the good Samaritans of the opposition yet NRM released enough money to facilitate our people there” He said.
“In some instance the NRM party has been releasing money to fund its campaign activities or to facilitate its political programs but in most cases this money has not reached its beneficiaries. Those who have been entrusted with money for campaign activities are always people from
Kampala and wherever they are sent for campaigns, they stay in hotels for most of the time. In other cases where money is sent for political activities other than elections, a few individuals eaten this money” He added.
Elsewhere Mr Ssibwa also released 20 strong points to why the ruling party (NRM) will lose in 2016 in both parliamentary and local government elections.
Among them include rampant poverty, land evictions, unemployment amongst the youth, internal misunderstandings and political wrangles within the party ranks, poor service delivery, the issue of veterans and NRM historical, unfulfilled pledges and promises, tear gas and the brutality of police among others.
He said that if the party (NRM) fails to address these issues, it will automatically lose 2016 polls especially in Buganda region.
“We need to focus on a mobilization strategy that rotates around solving the problem of our people” adding that we should consider some problems big or vital and others small or unimportant” He said.