The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling National Resistance Movement – NRM on Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 agreed to recommend to members and other organs of the party the amendment of the Party Constitution to provide for lining-up as a mode for all internal elections.
CEC is the highest policy organ of the NRM after the National Delegates’ Conference (NDC).
The NDC which is set to sit in November this this year, has a standing committee called the National Executive Council, which deals with policy matters on its behalf.
Below CEC, in respective order, are the district conference, sub-county conference, parish conference, the branch and the cell. According to the NRM constitution, the NRM CEC is mandated to perform 11 functions.
They include providing and exercising political leadership in the country, formulating policy for consideration by NEC, supervising the day-to-day conduct of the organisation’s activities, appointing organisational functionaries from amongst members of NRM, propagating the NRM policies, and recommending to NEC, NRM candidates seeking nomination for the offices of national chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary general, deputy secretary general and national treasurer and presidential candidate for NRM.
Others are advising the chairperson and the National Executive Council in the performance of their functions; implementing the decisions of the National Conference and NEC; ensuring that all organs of NRM function properly and implement the policies and decisions of NRM; as well as prescribing rules and regulations for the functioning and operation of special organs and caucuses.
The five day retreat at Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya district is running under the theme; Building on Solid Achievements, Consolidating the Unity of NRM and the Transformation of Wananchi, towards achieving Vision 2040’.
On agenda are discussions on ideology and strategy, the economy, constitutional amendments and resource mobilization chaired by party chairman, president Yoweri Museveni.
Uganda Vision 2040 provides development paths and strategies to operationalize Uganda’s Vision statement which is “A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years” as approved by Cabinet in 2007. It aims at transforming Uganda from a predominantly peasant and low income country to a competitive upper middle income country.
CEC has also set up a Sub committee to enhance resource mobilisation for the party and it is expected to report back to CEC within a period not exceeding one month, according to Rogers Mulindwa the senior manager of communications at the party Secretariat.
“The Committee will be chaired by the 1st National Vice Chairman of NRM Hajji Moses Kigongo with the National Treasurer Hon Rose Namayanja Nsereko as its Secretary,” said Mulindwa in a message.
Other members on the committee are Hon. Sam Engola (Northern), Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi (Veterans), Hon. Mike Mukula (Eastern), Dr. Robert Rukari (Entrepreneurs) and the Deputy National Treasurer Dr. Kenneth Omona.
This Sunday 17th February 2019, CEC will consider the papers on the economy of Uganda with emphasis on how to transform the lives of the 68 per cent households who have not emerged out of the Subsistence Production.