In preparation for the upcoming 2026 general elections, National Council sitting on the 15th of December 2023 resolved that the party should start early identification of potential candidates for all elective positions.

On 12th January 2024, the party started issuing out expression of interest forms to all individuals interested in contesting under the FDC flag and this process will go on until March 5, 2024.

Expression of interest forms are still available at the FDC headquarters Najjanankumbi, all District branches and on our website at www.fdc.ug until march 5, 2024

We call upon all party members to express their interest within this stipulated time so we can prepare better.

The party electoral commission will in the subsequent breifings present a detailed report of how far thie exercise has gone.



Last Wednesday, the FDC Party unveiled Dr. Alwoc Rosemary Ogwal as the prospective FDC Party flagbearer for the impending Dokolo District Woman MP  Candidate for the bi elections scheduled for 21st March 2024. This came after an intense internal process to harmonise on the candidature of Dr Alwoc.

Last Saturday, the Party dispatched a team of National leaders led by Hon. Margaret Wokuri Madanda the FDC Deputy President, Hon. Attan Moses Okia the FDC Deputy Treasurer General, Hon. Joan Alobo Achomthe Soroti City Woman MP, Mr. Adepo Francis the National Youth Leader, Ms. Amony Alice  the Deputy  Secretary for  Post conflict management were joined by the Lango Party leaders led by Dokolo District LCV chairman the Hon. James Apili Atto met with grassroot structure leadership of Dokolo District in Dokolo Town Council.

The meeting built harmony with our grassroot leaders in Dokolo rallying them behind the flagbearer. The leaders also crafted strategies and campaign arrangements to enable the Party to secure victory in the impending by-elections.

The leadership also met with opinion leaders in Dokolo who affirmed their support and are now on ground to mobilise for Dr. Rosemary Alwoc.

We believe we have a competent candidate that will enable the Party to win this elections. The FDC top leadership led by Party President Hon. Amuriat  Oboi are also reaching out to other opposition stakeholders in a bid to request them to support the FDC candidate.



As we recall in 2018, Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda the then Prime Minister unveiled plans to rationalize the Government MDAs to eliminate the overlapping or duplication of roles in Government. This was followed by crafting of a draft decision by cabinet and later presented in Parliament to merge, disband or return to the parent ministries the 146 public agencies.

It is believed that the duplication of MDAs continue to affect the implantation of Governmentprojects as coordination becomes impossible in some instances.

The FDC welcomes the decision to rationalize state MDAs but in a phased nanner based on priority areaas.

FDC stands for a lean, efficient and effective Government. We think the rationalization of MDAs will go along way in minimizing high public expenditure which is a burden to the Uganda tax payer.

The current cost of running Government operations including wages, salaries, interest payment and commitment fees, continue to higher than the development expenditure, limiting the resources available for service delivery.

Parliament should request from the ministry of public service a comprehensive phase by phase strategies to fast track the rationalization of MDAs to eliminate redundancies in the medium term, reduce the cost of running Government and improve efficiency.

We think this arrangement shouldn’t be limited to state enterprises, Agencies, Commission but should also cater in the merging or disbanding of certain redundant Ministries to curb redundancy and avert corruption.  This conversation is coming in at time when we have a bloated cabinet of over 80 Ministries like ministry without portfolio or Minister incharge of General duties.


The country has just witnessed two ministers Hon. Kasule Lumumba the minister of general duties and the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanja quaraling in public over a trip in the United States. We believe such ministries like genral duties, minister witought portfolio, are redundant and their relevancy is in romour mongering.


Ministries like ministry of Karamoja affairs, Luwero triangle, Teso affiars, Bunyoro affairs, Northern Uganda affairs among others should be merged into one ministry in charge of special regions other than having stand alone ministries.

FDC believes its high time we reduced on ministries to have a total of 21 ministers if service deliverly is to be realized.


One Uganda, one people!




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