Traders in Arua Park and Nebbi Park in Kampala have resolved to mobilize votes for the National Resistance Movement party candidate, Yoweri Museveni.
Director for Mobilisation, Cadre Development and Recruitment, Hon. Mathias Kasamba on Friday welcomed the group of West Nile traders under their group Arua and Nebbi Park Traders Community at the NRM party headquarters in Kampala.
‘’We have now embarked on Kampala-based groupings who are going to assist us to network in different parts of the country, and today we have had West Nile city traders in Arua and Nebbi parks. We agreed with them to get engaged in mobilisation activities not only in Kampala but also back home,’’ said Kasamba.
Kasamba, who is also a member of East African Legislative Assembly, said the group numbering over 5,000 are going to become NRM ambassadors.
“These traders have come out in big numbers in their groups; the youth, elderly, women and business community to ensure that we are in touch with them. We are going to compile a list of those and we shall meet all of them and interact to make sure that they are our ambassadors in the mobilisation process,’’ he said.
The chairman Arua Park and Nebbi Park Traders Community Mr. Ahammad Wadri said that as a group, they have decided to render their support to NRM and to the president Museveni and to secure their business since NRM is the only guarantor of security.
‘’We have decided to support Museveni because we need to secure our place. We do not need the riots, instability and insecurity. The president has done much for us. Most of our people who were in exile in Congo and Sudan have since come back and they are doing their business peacefully because of the peace NRM brought,’’ he said.
Wadri added that before NRM came to power, many of their relatives were killed in cold blood and others lost their property adding that they don’t want such scenarios to happen again.