February 7, 2014

Mixed Feelings As NRM Retreat Opens In Kyankwanzi

Members of the National Resistance Movement have mixed expectations as they start a weeklong retreat at the National Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi.

President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Mrs. Janet Museveni share ajoke with the Vice President Hon.. Sekandi (right) the Rt.Hon. Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi (centre) as the chairperson NRM caucus Bahati looks on at the opening of the NRM caucus retreat at the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi.12-01-1213.
President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Mrs. Janet Museveni share ajoke with the Vice President Hon.. Sekandi (right) the Rt.Hon. Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi (centre) as the chairperson NRM caucus Bahati looks on at the opening of the NRM caucus retreat at the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi.12-01-1213.

 

The Retreat will be officially be opened by the NRM Chairman Yoweri Museveni.

Our reporter talked to a cross section of members whose expectations are more inclined on the performance of the economy and the scientists report on homosexuality.

The report follows a request by President Yoweri Museveni for scientific proof on the cause of homosexuality before he assents to the Anti Homosexuality Bill that was passed by Parliament in December, 2013.

Mbarara Municipality MP Medard Bitekyerezo says he is very eager to know the outcome of the research on homosexuality by scientists.

Kyamuswa County MP Tim Lwanga is optimistic that reviewing the National Development Plan, the performance of the NRM Manifesto and the short comings in government departments will give the retreat mileage.

Mityana North Member of Parliament Godfrey Kiwanda expects the caucus to discuss Constitutional Amendments and the Parliamentary Elections Act to deal with members who would like to freely cross to other political parties.

TheConstitution at the moment provided that one automatically loses their parliamentary seat if they cross to another political party.

The Woman MP for Iganga Olivia Kwagala is looking out for a report from the Chairperson of the party on NRM performance over the last two years.

She is also optimistic that the caucus will assess performance of key sectors of the economy and devise a way forward ahead of 2016.

Earlier David Bahati, the Deputy Government Chief Whip said the Caucus will review the progress and challenges of the party’s work in all sectors using the manifesto as a benchmark.

According to Bahati, the review will guide the ruling party on areas that need fast tracking. It will run under the theme; “The NRM Manifesto 2010-2016, Progress, Challenges and Opportunities.

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