Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement-NRM councillors in Fort Portal city have written to the leader of the National Unity Platform-NUP, Robert Kyagulanyi asking him to hold a charity concert in Fort Portal to raise 256 million Shillings that is needed by two NRM councillors that are battling illness and need urgent medical attention.
The letter seen by URN dated October 19, was authored by Kenneth Kaliba, the Fort Portal Central Division NRM Chief Whip.
Kyagulanyi’s financial headaches are not about to end for in addition to supporting families of the dead and missing NUP supporters, now some NRM councillors from Tooro are beseeching him to help raise funds to treat their sick party officials, at a time when he is supporting the rescue and return of Ugandans stranded in the Middle East.
According to the letter, the concert seeks to raise 256M that is needed for the medical treatment of two councillors. The ailing NRM councillors are; Kenneth Mugabi 44, (Kagote Ward) who has been battling kidney complications and needs 200M for a kidney transplant in India, and Bernard Ategeka, (Kijanju Ward) in Central Division who needs 65M for a hip replacement at Kumi Orthopedic Hospital. Both councillors subscribe to the ruling NRM party.
Kaliba adds that they reached out to the NRM secretariat seeking help, but weren’t helped which has made them seek for alternative avenues to solicit money to help their ailing colleagues. Kaliba told URN that they have already sent the letter to Kyagulanyi via WhatsApp and are officially delivering the hard copy to the NUP headquarters in Kampala today.
However, John Kusemererwa, the NRM Chairperson Kabarole district told URN that his office isn’t aware of the letter and has nothing to do with it. Kusemererwa says that he is disappointed in the people who have written to Kyagulanyi because they could have first informed his office before taking such a decision.
He adds that on October 12, his office had written to the NRM secretariat requesting assistance for Kenneth Mugabi and is still waiting for a response.