IPOD summit

Justine Kasule Lumumba, the Secretary General of the National Resistance Movement has told opposition political parties in Uganda to audit and make reports on the performance of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).

Addressing members of the IPoD as JEMA took over the chairmanship of the body from Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Lumumba said the ruling government would take reports from the opposition in good faith.

She proposed that the IPOD leadership in chair should consider writing periodic audit reports to create check points for the NRM government instead of street criticism.

“Play your roles of auditing, monitoring and supervising the government in power. We are ready to take such written reports in good faith,” she said.

Lumumba also urged the political parties to work together for the good of all Ugandans.

She challenged the outgoing chair (FDC) to give support to the incoming IPoD leadership under the chairmanship of JEMA.

“We have given you all the support while in chair as our IPOD leaders, be there for others and don’t dodge the subsequent summit again,” she said.

At the event, FDC’s Nandala Mafabi handed over to JEEMA as the new chair of the IPOD Council at Kabila Club.

On the behalf of JEMA, Deputy Secretary General, Fredrick Kasajja received the instrument of power on behalf of his boss Mohammad Katerega who was absent.

Lumumba also commended the IPOD Summit and Council members in Parliament who have always whipped the central government to consider releasing funds to Political Parties. She identified them as Hon. Jimmy Akena (UPC), Hon Nandala Mafabi (FDC) and Hon. Asuman Basalirwa of JEEMA.

Lumumba further called on sister Parties to take a front seat in holding candid discussions with the EC on Electoral related matters. She pledged her full support & availability for the task.

Lumumba delivered a written apology from the NRM national chairman and head of state, Yoweri Museveni for physically missing out at the function.