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FDC launches first-ever digital membership registration Portal

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Simon Kabayo
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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, based in Najjanankumbi, has launched a digital membership registration (DMR) portal to replace the former paper registration, which is believed to have been expensive and inefficient.

The FDC Party President the Hon. Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat while presiding over the launch of DMR, stressed that it’s a significant milestone in the Party’s history since FDC is the first Party in Uganda and the second in the East African region after CHADEMA – the main Opposition Party of Tanzania to embrace this user-friendly online registration process, marking the beginning of a new era in membership and electronic data management and engagement.

The portal is aimed at providing a platform for members to engage and participate in party activities and also strengthen the Party’s internal dynamics and organization.

Amuriat said that an ordinary party card will cost Shs5000, a blue-code membership card will cost Shs50,000, a bronze membership will cost Shs1 million, a silver membership will cost Shs2 million, a gold membership will cost Shs3 million, a platinum membership will cost Shs5 million, and a life membership card will cost Shs10 million.

“So, if you keep away from this registration, then you have excluded yourself from the decision-making of this party; you do not qualify to be a leader in this party; you will not have the opportunity to vote. The biggest question is whether registration is going to take place in Katonga or on the streets of any town. But it will be controlled by FDC under my leadership,” Amuriat said.

“We call upon our friends who have been making noises against us to come now and register here. What we expect from them is to stop the noise, put their tails between their legs, and come back to me and get registered as members of the party,” he added.

Amuriat also challenged the National Resistance Movement for being in power for close to 40 years without embracing technology of that magnitude, stating they are running the party on the technology of the 21st century.

According to Robert Centenary, the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Kasese municipality, FDC is the first political party to launch digital membership registration ahead of the 2026 general elections.

“We are proud as a party to be the first political party to introduce this online registration for people all over the country to register as party members without putting in money to look for paper cards,” Centenary said.

Yusuf Nsibambi, the FDC party whip in Parliament, said that the digital registration will help the party fight fraud and clear the party register, stating that those who are out of Najjanankumbi should know that constitutionally, only FDC Najjanankumbi will issue membership cards to help any member participate in party activities.

“It’s only this office that legitimately issues the membership card. The other colleagues at Katonga are our mobilizers, and we call upon them to come here and enjoy this new technology,” Nsibambi said.

This technological advancement demonstrates the Party’s commitment to modernization and adapting to the changing political landscape, ensuring a stronger, more inclusive, and tech-savvy FDC for the future.

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