DEMISE OF BUSINESSMAN BMK
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) sends its condolences to the family and the entire country upon the demise of Hajji Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige commonly known as BMK, proprietor of Hotel Africana.
Hajji Kibirige was a genuine local investor who worked for his wealth. He didn’t participate in stealing public resources like many artificial tycoons in Uganda. There are many people who have created empires out of stolen public resources. We pay tribute to BMK. He was a good example to the country and we will miss him dearly.
POLITICISATION OF MASAKA MURDERS
The FDC is concerned with the trend the murders in greater Masaka has taken. In particular, we are concerned with the charging of two opposition MPs; Hon. Allan Ssewanyana and Hon. Muhammad Ssegirinya with these murders.
There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that these two MPs are framed. Many FDC leaders especially the party’s founding President Dr. Kizza Besigye have been framed with all sorts of charges before. This is a calculated witch-hunt aimed at demonization opposition leaders and intimidating the population.
With this politicization of the murder, the country may never get to the bottom of who is killing our people.
You all saw what happened when a committee of Parliament on defence and internal affairs visited Masaka to investigate the murders. Security Minister Gen. Jim Muhwezi rushed there and ordered security personnel not to cooperate with the parliamentary committee.
If government is not guilty of anything, why are they blocking Parliament from investigating the murders? We demand for immediate release of the two MPs and an independent inquiry into the Masaka murders. Parliament is best suited to investigate these murders.
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) would like to inform its members, supporters and the public of the changes in its national leadership.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings; number 216 of August 13th 2021 and number 217 of September 10th 2021, approved appointment of Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago acting party deputy president (Buganda) replacing Owek. Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo.
The National Executive Committee approved appointment of Soroti District Woman MP Hon. Anna Adeke Ebaju as acting deputy president (East) replacing Hon. Taaka Kevina.
The meeting also approved Hon. Hassan Kaps Fungaroo acting Secretary Mobilization replacing Ms Ingrid Turinawe Kamateneti. Mr. Dan Muwonge was approved acting secretary for presidency replacing Mr. Ismail Ssempijja and Hajji Obed Kamulegeya was approved acting secretary culture, religion and ethics replacing Sheik Muhammad Hood Katuramu.
NEC also approved deputy secretaries appointed by the FDC President as per the FDC Constitution. They are;
- Steven Ochora, Serere district LC 5 chairman (deputy secretary mobilization East)
- Okello Ekwaro (deputy secretary mobilization North).
- Suzan Nanyonjo (deputy secretary culture, religion and ethics)
- Hamis Walusimbi Musoke (deputy secretary environment and natural resources)
- Moses Okwera Mugisha (deputy secretary agriculture)
- Florence Kabugho, Woman MP Kasese (deputy secretary post conflict and reconstruction)
- Makhoha Sam (deputy secretary international and regional affairs).
The new will be sworn in today. Those that are not available, will be sworn in at the next sitting of NEC.
These changes are some of the measures aimed at strengthening the party.
Hon. Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda