According to the Party records, 500 people registered during the party launch at the Kampala Serena Hotel, and from the party headquarters at Buganda Road, while more than 1000 have registered through the Alliance for Transformation online application through Google Play Store.
The newly formed Alliance for National
Transformation (ANT) party registered more than 1,500 members since its launch
a week ago. The party is a brainchild of Maj Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu, the
former president of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Party.
According to the Party records, 500 people registered during
the party launch at the Kampala Serena Hotel, and from the party headquarters
at Buganda Road, while more than 1000 have registered through the Alliance for
Transformation online application through Google Play Store.
Prospective members are asked to provide
their national identity card or passport information and a fee of 3,000
Shillings as registration fees. Online applicants pay through mobile money
platforms and receive numbers and digital party cards.
However, several potential
applicants say that the online registration has been tedious, recording a
series of failed registration attempts, while others say that they have failed
to log into the app.
“The app still lacks a lot. There
is no log in button, there is no way to review my membership. I need to see my
past contributions and edit my profile or at least the contacts,” one member
said in an interview with URN.
The Party’s Deputy Coordinator in charge of operations Alice
Alaso said they are still modifying the application to meet the interests of the
targeted groups. She says the party representatives will soon be moving to districts
across the country to popularize its agenda.
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Alaso says they plan
to work on their grass root structures to ensure that the party is welcome by
everyone and not something seen as something for only intellectuals.
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George Kiweewa, a Bodaboda rider
in Kampala says although he is aware about Muntu's new party, he is yet to find
out details about the party. He says after the launch there is need for
visibility of the party among the community.
"Many people did not attend the launch, I think they don't
understand the party yet, until more information comes out"