The chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi and other commissioners have not been paid their salaries for the last six months.
According to Dr Tanga Odoi, he plans to meet NRM Chairman Yoweri Museveni over the salary issue of their salary arrears.
Dr Tanga Odoi made the startling revelation while addressing a press conference at the NRM EC headquarters on Kyadondo Road, while responding to a question or the about the source of Shs2 billion the NRM Electoral Commission intends to use to organize the party primaries.
“It is the responsibility of the party chairperson to look for resources,” he said.
He added: “We do not depend on national resources from the Bank of Uganda, but the role of the Secretary General is to help in mobilisation of resources that run party activities.”
Flippantly, Dr Tanga Odoi said he is not ‘poor’.
“If I was at Makerere I would have led the industrial action due to non-payments but I never came to the electoral commission to earn from NRM,” he said adding: “I have my personal wealth that is why I still look nice despite nonpayment for six months.”