By Kiyimba Bruno

Justine Kasule Lumumba, the NRM secretary general has clarified on where NRM gets all the money that the party spends. Part of this money has helped the mighty NRM to acquire a land title at the Nile Avenue.

The NRM secretary general said that NRM got UGX 7 billion from the UGX 10 billion in in 2015, UGX 12 billion out UGX 15 billion in 2016. For 2017, political parties were not included in the budget passed to parliament but the government released UGX 3 billion  from which NRM managed to get UGX 2.5 billion legally. All this money is released by government to cater for the political parties in the country.

She adds that the party also  gets money from fundraising and donations where people pledged UGX 15 billion from which UGX 5 billlion has already been cleared.

“Some cadres think that they are the ones who should be getting from the party instead of the party getting from them” said Mrs Lumumba.

Kasule Lumumba addressing people during the press conference
Kasule Lumumba addressing people during the press conference

Mrs  Lumumba said all these in an end of year closing press conference held at the NRM offices in Kyaddondo where she read out how NRM had worked in the closing year 2016. She adds that  2016 has been a year of promises but the coming year 2017 is going to be a year of actions.

She also thanked the people of Uganda for supporting the NRM party since 2016 has been a year of victory for the party members, leaders, allies and all well wishers.

Some of the NRM members who attended the press conference
Some of the people who attended the press conference

Mrs Lumumba also said that as NRM party, they shall focus on capacity retreats for NRM leagues, district leadership for both local government and NRM leaders plus making sure that NRM wins the forth coming LC1 elections which are due to take place in January 2017.

She also sent her condolences to the Democratic Party (DP) fraternity and the parliament of Uganda  for the loss  of Hon Mathius Nsubuga  who has also been a brother to them that NRM once expected to join the party.