Richard Todwong, the National Resistance Movement’s (NRM) Secretary General, has urged the party’s district administrators to assist in identifying and recruiting young people, stating that this is crucial if the ruling party is to continue being strong, vibrant, and competitive.
He made these remarks on August 31, 2023, while speaking to over 150 NRM district administrators from across the country at the party’s headquarters, Kyadondo Road Nakasero.
In his speech, Todwong advocated for the district staff to be more inventive in their efforts to get young people to join the party.
“As our technical staff in the districts, I implore you to be more creative in the course of your duties to encourage young people to join us. Your role is to analyse political trends and guide the Secretariat for interventions to be made. That is the only way we (NRM) can grow stronger and more attractive for many more years to come,” Todwong said.
Todwong also advised administrators to get ready for the upcoming party activities, including elections for party structures and the verification of NRM electoral registers, so they are not caught off guard. This is in light of the electoral commission’s most recent roadmap for the general elections in 2026.
Additionally, Todwong urged the administrators to be neutral, bring all party members together, and harmonise them. When there are disagreements among some of our members, don’t take sides.
“Always be in office, reconcile, and attend to the concerns of our loyal supporters,” he added.
He urged the leaders to start preparing and sending monthly political reports to the secretariat on the effectiveness of government initiatives and service delivery, arguing that doing so would enable better planning.