By Ben Musanje and Charles Katabalwa
23rd Jan 2019
The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has launched its political road map in preparation for 2021 general elections.
The road map activities starting this month will involve mobilization of party supporters to register and get national identity cards, a pre-requisite for all voters according to the NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba.
Addressing the media at NRM headquarters on Plot 10 along Kyadondo Road in Nakasero- Kampala, Lumumba said that they will also undertake a political assessment across the country to gauge their strength and weaknesses.
The NRM parliamentary caucus and the executive, Lumumba said will commit to expediting legislations required for smooth running of 2021 elections.
The speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga last week summoned the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Kahinda Otafiire to explain why government has delayed presentation of electoral reforms a point that was also emphasized during the December Inter- party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit which was attended by president Museveni , Norbert Mao of Democratic Party, Jimmy Akena of Uganda People’s Congress and Asuman Basalirwa of JEEMA.
Lumumba has also defended the anticipated creation of new administrative units, arguing that NRM is working in the interest of the people.