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Samuel Musasizi, another youth says that they want President Museveni to return to the 15 points programme that include restoration of democracy, end political manipulation based on tribalism or sectarianism, and improve social services and eliminate corruption among others.
Moses Kintu the National coordinator of Youths for National Salvation blasting Museveni.

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Children of former National Resistance Army-NRA war combatants in Luweero have formed a pressure group to push for reforms in the National Resistance Movement-NRM party government. 

Through their umbrella organisation, Youths for National Salvation (YONASA), the group wants to pressurise President Yoweri Museveni to steer the country to the right path as he promised while launching the National Resistance Army war in 1981.

Moses Kintu, the National coordinator of Youths for National Salvation, says Museveni has deviated from the ideals that took him and their parents to the bush and is on a steady path to become a despot. 

According to Kintu, Museveni's government is characterised by injustices that include nepotism, tribalism, marginalisation and unfair distribution of resources, which have made it difficult for citizens to benefit from the struggle of their deceased relatives. 

Kintu explains that their parents joined the NRA war in 1980-86 to bring Museveni in power so that all Ugandans have equal access to jobs, resources and other services, which isn't the case.

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Jakana Nadduli, a member the Pressure group and son of Abdul Nadduli, the outgoing Luweero LC 5 chairperson, says many youths in the area have been left homeless because of land grabbing perpetuated by powerful people in NRM.

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Samuel Musasizi, another youth says that they want President Museveni to return to the 15 points programme that include restoration of democracy, end political manipulation based on tribalism or sectarianism, and improve social services and eliminate corruption among others.

The youths have currently embarked on mobilising children of former fighters in Luweero, Nakasongola and Nakaseke to denounce the NRM government for losing track. Unconfirmed reports show that Abdul Nadduli, the NRM vice chairperson for Buganda region has thrown his weight behind the group since majority of his sons are key figures in the pressure group.

Nadduli couldn't be reached for a comment on the group. Efforts by our reporter to speak to NRM spokespersons, Karooro Okurut and Ofwono Opondo were unfruitful as they were reportedly held up in meetings by the time of filing this story. The launch of the pressure group comes a day to the swearing in of President Museveni for a fifth term of office. 

Luweero is considered the birth place for the ruling National Resistance Movement since it hosted NRA fighters during bush war from 1981-1986. However, Museveni's popularity has been dropping in the district. In the just concluded presidential elections Museveni garnered 71,382 votes (55.78%) followed by FDC's Presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye with 53804 votes (41.1 %).

In 2011 polls, Museveni scored 67.63 percent in Luweero while Besigye managed 27.54 percent of the 106.826 votes cast. Several residents blamed Museveni's declining support to unfulfilled campaign promises and pledges. 

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