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Muntu unveils alliance for National Transformation Leadership

FILE PHOTO: Mugisha Muntu party

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The interim leadership of the newly formed Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) political party has been unveiled. The team led by the former president of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), party Major General Gregory Mugisha Muntu was unveiled during the official launch of the party in Kampala this morning.

Muntu will be deputized by Makerere University Don Nyanja Musoke as the national Deputy Coordinator-Operations and former Serere Woman MP Alice Alaso as the National coordinator-Finance and Administration.  Martin Okumu will serve as the National Coordinator for Research and Policy.

Christine Abia, a former legislator will be in charge of the national treasury, the women’s league will be headed by Ambassador Edith Ssempala, Lawyer Wilberforce Seryazi will be the party’s mouthpiece assisted by journalist Sulaiman Kakaire and Barbara Allimadi will lead the Diaspora Affairs docket.

Other members of the team include Hannington Basakana as Eastern Region Coordinator, Ssewava Sserubiri for Central region, Phoebe Acan for Northern region, and  Jackson Wabyoona for the Western region.  Florence Ibi Egwau will be in charge of Parliamentary Affairs and Abim Matanda is the Youth League Coordinator.

Eunice Okullo will lead Religious Affairs, Prossy Naikoba will lead the Civil Society Organisation Affairs, David Mwiruka will lead Education, while Dan Mugarura will lead Election Affairs.    The Party will be guided by a team of elders, among them, Dan Wandera Ogalo, Dr Munini Munera and Yokas Bihande.

Alice Alaso, the Party’s National Coordinator in Charge of Finance and Administration says they intend to use the next three months to traverse the country and recruit new members.   Mugisha Muntu says the Party will come out with different policy positions so that within one year, every Ugandan will understand what ANT stands for and what the party has to offer.

The Alliance for National Transformation was formed on March 19, 2019, as an opposition political party. It came in the aftermath of a fall out between the FDC leadership led by Patrick Oboi Amuriat and a faction led by his predecessor Mugisha Muntu.

It was officially launched today at the Serena Kampala Hotel, in an event attended by Members of Parliament, Heads of Political Parties, Civil Society organizations and the Academia.

Those present at the launch included Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Democratic Party (DP) president Norbert Mao, Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) President Jimmy Akena, the Conservative Party’s Ken Lukyamuzi, former leaders of Opposition Winifred Kiiza and Prof Morris Ogenga Latigo,  Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri and Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu, among others.

The Party unveiled its official symbol, a lighting bulb, its colours; White, Purple, and Orange and a logo, a map of Uganda lit with a bulb in the middle.

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6 comments

  1. This is one of the biggest jokes in Uganda’s political history. We are yet to witness contradictions like never before just because people like to live a dream. People think they will engage President Museveni in a “political romance” then massage him out of power. People say one thing and do right the opposite. Muntu at the launch said the two fears in Ugandan politics. On the one end, leaders fear to lose power and they will do anything to keep it. And on the other, people fear to take power even when it was donated. The person who wants to take power away from president Museveni has never been pepper sprayed, never been teargassed, never been handcuffed, never been taken to a police post even to record a statement, never been jailed. If Muntu believes in what he says that people in power fear losing it, isn’t on the other side of fear who do not what do anything that would annoy the powers be and expect people who do not want to lose power to simply donate it to them?

    • So according to you one has to be teargassed first so that they can gain power from the ruling party? If that is the route why has KB remained in the trenches for twenty years.

    • We don’t need to be jailed, record statements in police etc as you say, but fair elections. No matter who wins, as long as it was fair, I have no problem because it will be from the voters themselves.

  2. I agree on what kivejinja explained yesturday, its b’coze of not following treaties is why we are generating business companies in the name of political parties. We need a sky blue brain in uganda and non of the candidates is worth. If the power could be given to DP, not FDC ,P’PLE POWER, ANT,NRM.

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