The NRM and President Museveni cannot help himself to centralize the power around his loyal men and woman who he knows he can corrupt. This can be done by money and they’re not getting trouble as Mzee hides the issues of this corruption. Therefore the Kyankwanzi words of Museveni that he would fight corruption are three-decades in and useless uttering of hot-air. As seen by the recent actions, only today alone. Take a look!
First NRM Case- Secretary Justine Kasule Lumumba order:
“One of the resolutions read thus: “The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, and relevant Ministries, shall submit loan requests one month in advance to the Prime Minister and the Secretary General for inter-sectoral scrutiny before loans are contracted, to confirm that the said loans are aligned to the NRM Manifesto, and the Strategic Guidelines and Directives.” (…) “The NRM leadership and the Secretariat shall be involved in all aspects of policy formulation and implementation, and in the national budgeting process,” agreed the ministers and permanent secretaries” (…) “Further, the Kyankwanzi meeting also agreed that “The National Development Planning processes, policy formulation and implementation, budgeting, among others shall faithfully reflect and embody the NRM Manifesto 2016 – 2021, and the Strategic Guidelines and Directives issued by the President to Cabinet” (TheInsider.co.ug, 2016).
The Secretary General that took over for Amama Mbabazi wants to flex more after the General Election and Campaign period where she promised to kill the ones going against the NRM Organization and Party. As the NRM we’re destined to run the country. This is again proving that the NRM EC and NRM NEC doesn’t have it in them to fulfil the forms after the General Election where they we’re questioning her leadership abilities. Now months after this grievances are left behind. She is suddenly a controlling mastermind that is loyal to Museveni and therefore deserves the nudge of checking the transactions of the Ministries and Parliament budget; as the small loans in the Public Finance Management Act Amendment of 2015, could let the Ministries when needed short term loans take them from Bank of Uganda without the permission of the Parliament. Now the shortcut of the laws is taken one step back, but will be transparent through the leadership and Secretary General of NRM Lumumba. This proves the impunity and disregard for the Parliamentary procedure of procurement. The Ministries when needed loans have to go to Lumumba for their debts and the need for new fiscal funds to finance their work; that is just so accountable as she can accept monies for her friends and NRM loyalist, but from others she can discard. As the request are deemed in her hands, not in any other. NRM will control the requests for loans for the ministries before the PFMA 2015; that is just showing how democratic the NRM have become over the years.
Second NRM Case- Fred Ruhindi to take EC Commissioner’s seat:
“According to credible sources, Ruhindi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Constitutional Affairs will replace Eng. Badru Kiggundu whose tenure reportedly ends at the end of this month” (…) “The soft-spoken Ruhindi lost the Nakawa seat to Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Michael Kabaziguruka, and has since then withdrawn to private life” (Kawalya, 2016).
The Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka who are still detained for treason as he was plotting to get rid of President Museveni; the man who brought the Attorney General position in Parliament to an end. Therefore the resurrection of the Museveni loyalist wouldn’t be surprising as the resurface of Gen. Kahinda Otafiire in the cabinet as the other loyal cadre lost both the NRM Primary and the General Election this year. President Museveni has a way of paying back to loyal man. If he would give this role to Fred Ruhindi it would be fitting to have a blind “yes man” as the Electoral Commission leader, as the EC have failed and lost so many NRM MPs after the election as the EC didn’t vet and check the credentials of the candidates properly before running the ballot. Also the frauds of the election have also been very evident therefore many reasons for the President to change leaders of the EC before next election to not lose face again. With the fraudulent recent election has backfired and somebody has to fall on their sword; luckily for the Ugandans not the head-honcho, but the puppet filling in the forms for the Mzee. Peace.
Kawalya, Shawn Davis – ‘Ruhindi tipped to replace Kiggundu at EC’ (08.08.2016) link: http://eagle.co.ug/2016/08/08/ruhindi-tipped-replace-kiggundu-ec.html
TheInsider.co.ug – ‘NRM gives Lumumba powers to approve gov’t loans’ (08.08.2016) link: http://www.theinsider.ug/nrm-gives-lumumba-powers-to-approve-govt-loans/