NRM braces for a win in Dokolo as Amb. Amoru voices support

By Ouni Jaspher 

Dokolo – 12 March, 2024

As the political waters in Dokolo district woman MP by-elections nears boiling point, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) stalwarts led by the national Secretariat are all out to galvanise support ahead of the March 21st polls. 

Director for mobilisation Hon. Rosemary Sseninde flanked by other national, district and grassroots party leaders on Monday coordinated the successful nomination of the NRM flag bearer Hon. Janet Adongo Elau by the independent electoral commission. 

The NRM candidate also received endorsement from Amb. Paul Amoru, the former MP for Dokolo North, now serving as Uganda’s High Commissioner to South Africa.

Amb. Amoru in his endorsement cited Hon. Adongo, qualifications and potential to serve the Dokolo constituency effectively.

Amb. Amoru said his support is rooted in the achievements of the ruling NRM government, led by President Museveni. 

He credited the stable leadership under President Museveni for bringing about peace, security, social protection, women’s emancipation, and sustainable development across the country.

Specifically in Dokolo, Amb. Amoru said the NRM government initiatives, such as the over 16 billion national water project from Kachung, the Regional Agricultural Mechanization Center in Olweny, and the Rural Electrification program among others, have been instrumental in driving production and growth by connecting sub-counties and town councils. 

The NRM government’s dedication to social economic empowerment, exemplified by programs like the Parish Development Program, has further contributed to the region’s progress.

Highlighting President Museveni’s commitment to inclusivity, Amb. Paul Amoru acknowledged the appointments of individuals from Dokolo to key government positions in key government positions and various sectors, reflecting a strategy of representation and empowerment.

 These include cabinet, diplomatic service, judiciary, the police, the army and other commissions and senior ranks in Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAs. 

Amb. Amoru expressed optimism about the upcoming initiatives and development programs that the NRM government plans to introduce in Dokolo and Lango to improve crucial infrastructure in areas such as health, roads, and education.

Endorsing Hon. Adongo, Amb. Amoru emphasised her competence, resilience, maturity, and consistency, commending her past contributions to community service through programs like Voucher Plus. 

He believes that Hon. Janet Adongo’s collaboration with directly elected MPs and the NRM government will ensure a strong voice for Dokolo in the Parliament, enabling effective service delivery to the constituents.

Amb. Paul Amoru cautioned against voting for any candidate other than Hon. Janet Adongo in the upcoming by-election, emphasising that choosing her is essential for the continued progress and prosperity of Dokolo.

His endorsement serves as a significant show of support for Hon. Janet Adongo’s candidacy underscores the importance of selecting a candidate with a proven track record of dedication and service to lead the constituency forward.

President Museveni is expected in Dokolo on 19th March, 2024 to campaign for the NRM candidate and reassure the people of Dokolo and Lango of his continued love and support to achieve more development and wealth creation in the region.

The by-election has also attracted candidates from FDC, UPC, NUP and other independents.

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