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Opinion: NRM Isolated Youths is fishing for relevance

The National Resistance Movement – Isolated Youths is run by the Chairman Ibrahim Buyinza, whose a former reporter at the New Vision. He is now on the sole mission for finding his cash-cow. Just like the previous balloon-organization NRM Poor Youth. Surely, the statement written by the NRM Isolated Youth is just special. However, I am pounding the reasoning for becoming an organization now.

That Buyinza wants relevance is clear. Just like the NRM Poor Youth. Surely it happens just in the close window before the election. The mushrooming organizations associated with the NRM in hopes of handouts and job opportunities. This is happening as the NRM is already making other organizations to battle the possible rising popularity of other opposition parties and pressure groups. Therefore, the NRM are really spiralling out and the structure seems a bit fluid.

A piece of the Statement dropped today:

The majority Isolated Youths in Uganda are hindered with the country’s economic limbo that has disabled the large labour force to engage in the productive market. This has evidently attributed to the escalating unemployment thus substantiating radical poverty amongst the youths. “We are Isolated maybe because of tribe and religion.” Buyinza said. NRM is now operating against the principal of impartiality and nuetrality, equity and justice. The youths thus need to ambivalently demand their generational Youths should improvise means or defecting their support from a regime and leadership which is against Mass Low’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory. According to NRM ISOLATED YOUTHS National Chairman Buyinza Ibrahim in an Executive meeting yesterday” (Buyinza Ibrahim – ‘Generational Obligation’ 08.12.2019).

Buyinza hadn’t dropped this on activists groups on Facebook, if it wasn’t for fishing for relevancy. Because, he will not have the hot-line to New Vision any-more nor being relevant for NBS Television.. Therefore, he had to fish there to show existence.

However, the NRM Isolated Youth seems like a fishing expedition. It is like the NRM Poor Youth. We can await the NRM Isolated Youths will crash the NRM Parliamentary Caucus or NRM CEC or something to gain relevance. But they will be arrested like the Poor Youth did. Than, people will notice them. Not like the NRM Isolated Youths is scheduling demos or campaigns for their causes. Neither showing their structure to the world either. So, it seems like a briefcase organization developed and run by Buyinza.

Therefore, don’t expect magic. Don’t expect this to be a vital one. It will be a side-show and someone who will cry loud, when the waters are dry and no funds are dripping on the organization. Since, that is the reason for it all happening. Not like the Isolated Youths exists, because its really fighting. Since, there is no proof that the organization even tries to do something vital and changing.

Buyinza really needs to prove that. Heavy is the head and it cost to carry it. It is not like when he worked on orders at the New Vision. He has to carry itself and make his own way. That is not done by dropping statements on activists groups on Facebook. Peace.

Opinion: How many youth groups does the NRM need?

The National Resistance Movement (NRM), the ruling regime of the Republic of Uganda. Are having special organizations, but for the youths they are having much more than before. Even if the NRM are only having officially the NRM Youth League.

Within the last few years there are more than that. Like before the former election the NRM got the NRM Poor Youths. Within the last two weeks there has gotten more groups within the umbrella of the NRM.

The first one was NRM Isolated Youths. Than just mere 48 hours, the launch of the NRM Yellow Power came too. Now, today its officially stated the NRM has a new pressure group, the NRM Generation Seven (7).

This means the NRM have these Youth Organizations, one official and four unofficial:

NRM Youth-League (Official)

NRM Poor Youth (Unofficial) – Launched 2015

NRM Isolated Youth (Unofficial) – Launched 5th November 2019

NRM Yellow Power (Unofficial) – Launched 6th November 2019

NRM Generation Seven (Unofficial) Launched 7th November 2019

We can really see what is up. There are plenty of organizations, but only one which is official. That’s the NRM-YL is the one that is sanctioned by the NRM itself. The rest is launched, but not official yet. They are not even on the web-page of the party.

We are also seeing this is happening quickly, all of it as an response to the People Power Movement. That is why Generation Seven is a NRM Pressure Group. Yellow Power is a direct play of the colour of the party and also twisting the message like the youths know. The isolated youths, are just trying to buy relevance like the Poor Youth. Both of them trying to find a meal ticket.

Certainly, this is all preparation of 2021 and find ways of being vibrant. Still, these are just preoccupations of the NRM. The NRM regime is trying to find ways to get the youth whose following Bobi Wine to get hooked by the party. Not through the direct NRM, but youth organizations. That’s why these are mushrooming, also because many are hungry and unemployed. Therefore, the NRM are ending up like this.

We can wonder, how much swagger and how much these really will matter. The NRM-YL haven’t done much. Neither has the Poor Youth. The Isolated Youths, Yellow Power and Generation Seven are new outfits. They might amount to something, if not one-man bands for envelopes. We don’t know, but this doesn’t seem like a winning formula. Peace.

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