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The delegates conference is expected to discuss and adopt the resolutions by NEC. If adopted, the constitutioal amendments shall see the party chairman will more power including, that of apointing Secretary General.
President Museveni in UPDF uniform holds a skewer of roasted meat at an NRM Kyankwanzi meet in 2012
The ruling National Resistance Movement second highest top organ has adopted all the proposed amendments of the party's constitution and has now forwarded it to the delegate's conference taking place Monday at Mandela stadium.

The NEC delegates unanimously resolved to have a National NRM Secretary General who is appointed by the Chairman.

In a bid to resolved the current concern of top party leaders holding two positions-in government and party- the NEC delegates resolved that the Secretary General, the National Treasurer, the Deputy Secretary General and the Deputy National Treasurer shall be full time party officers who shall not hold office in Government or any Government department or Agency of Government or a local Government department.

They resolved that such persons shall not be part of any Body in which government has a controlling interest and shall not stand for any elective Party or national office.

They also resolved that the NRM Electoral Commission shall consist of a chairperson and one other member of high moral character and proven integrity.

The NEC meeting which was chaired by the President Yoweri Museveni, also NRM national chairman, took place on Sunday in Entebbe.



NRM PRESS RELEASE

Sunday, 14th December 2014

NRM- NEC Meeting endorses Constitution amendments

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) National Executive Council (NEC) has adopted the proposed amendments of the Party constitution from the Central Executive Committee and forwarded them to the National Conference that is slated to take place tomorrow Monday 15th December at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole in Kampala.

The NEC delegates unanimously resolved to have a National NRM Secretary General who is appointed by the Chairman. They also resolved that the NRM Electoral Commission shall consist of a Chairperson and one other member of high moral character and proven integrity. NEC also proposed that the Secretary General, the National Treasurer, the Deputy Secretary General and the Deputy National Treasurer shall be full time Party Officers who shall not hold office in Government or any Government department or Agency of Government or a local Government department. They resolved that such persons shall not be part of anybody in which government has a controlling interest and shall not stand for any elective Party or national office.

The NEC meeting which was chaired by the NRM National Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni took place today in Entebbe during which the President told the delegates that the Movement is fully committed to the eradication of corruption.

"I have now reached zero tolerance to those groups that obstruct investments. I will sack anybody who delays investments," he declared. He cited the incidence of where Malaysian investors are being frustrated by some Government officials who have denied them access to 30,000 hectares of land for palm oil production. The President said that those investors had been availed only 7,000 hectares contrary to the agreed figure in the investment programme. He warned that the project would cause a number of casualties.

Mr. Museveni reminded the delegates that the NRM has put in practice nationalism, patriotism, transformation and Pan Africanism as its main principles adding that through their observation, the Movement won the liberation wars between 1971- 1979 and that of 1981 to 1986. He also informed the meeting that NRM has succeeded in the stabilization of Uganda and that this positive development has enabled national economic development.

He commended NRM Members of Parliament for following him in the narrow path by postponing the issue of rising salaries for Civil Servants in preference to increased funding for roads and electricity.

The Acting Secretary General, Hon. Dorothy Hyuha reported that the NRM won massively and overwhelmingly at all levels in the last general elections because of the overwhelming support by the people of Uganda.

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