NRM organises a 2-day training of women leaders

Tuesday 21st June 2022

The National Resistance Movement secretariat has organized a two-day workshop of its women council leaders from all districts in the central region at party headquarter along Kyadondo road in Nakasero, Kampala. It began today morning on the 21st Tuesday and will end tomorrow on Wednesday the 22nd.   

The Deputy Secretary-General, Rt.Hon. Rose Namayanja Nsereko who officially opened the training said the main intent of the workshop is to establish the women’s preparedness ahead of their council elections that are due to commence at the beginning of next month in July from the village level to the national level. 

In her brief speech, Hon. Namayanja also said; “we have convened this workshop to enlighten our women leaders here about what the ruling party has contributed to the uplifting of women from the kitchen up to the serving table including some of the highest and most influential offices in the land like the vice presidency, speaker of parliament and prime minister.”

Namayanja added that the meeting with women leaders has also allowed the party leaders to sensitize women leaders on the available government programs like the parish development model, Emyooga, and operation wealth creation that are intended to encourage income-generating activities and reduce poverty among households of ordinary people. 

She asked the women council leaders to give an account of what they have done concerning their mandate and responsibilities in the last four years since they assumed office. 

Renowned NRM historical and ideologue, Mr.hippo Twebaze, who facilitated under atopic; women movement and NRM ideology in Uganda: The role of political parties said President Museveni’s leadership of over three decades should be hailed for having restored human dignity and respect for women in particular.
He narrated state-inspired torture, rape and violation of women's rights during the past regimes.      

“I implore you to carefully study and understand the four core principles of the movement that is: patriotism, pan-Africanism, democracy and socio-economic transformation which have kept the party and the country intact for the first time since the creation of Uganda as a state,” Mr Twebaze said, adding that it was a deliberate move and not by mistake.  

The women council National Chairperson, Hajjat Faridah Kibowa said the NRM party is ready and hopeful to retain the council leadership considering their achievement in the last four years. 

“We have lobbied and influenced government on many policies and programs to the benefit of ladies citing the allocation of equal opportunities in appointments, involvement in parish development model among others,” Hajjat Kibowa said. 

Some of the participants said they expected to better strategize and solicit support from their leaders ahead of elections.

“We are lucky to be hearing from the horses’ mouth about how our party is prepared to win back victory of the women elections,” some participants said.  

The Secretary-General Rt.Hon.Richard Todwong is expected to officially close the training tomorrow Wednesday in the afternoon.