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Museveni Meeting Northern NRM Youth Leaders

visit http://cultura-sueca.com.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-site-jetpack.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>State House officials say the Wednesday meeting is aimed at deepening consultations with the youth leaders on economic development, youth unemployment and politics.


Museveni has on three separate occasions met the party’s youth leaders in a bid to put out a political fire ignited by NRM’s Kyankwanzi resolution that recommended him as the party’s sole flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential race.


Several youth leaders recently launched a campaign to popularize Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s alleged presidential bid, sending shivers down the spine of Museveni’s strategists.


Mbabazi denies reports that he will stand against President Museveni in the 2016 elections but says as a loyal cadre he is ready to execute all assignments handed to him by the party structures.


Meeting the youth leaders at Rwakitura on May 15, Museveni expressed concerns that some of them were no longer loyal to him.

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He also warned them against infighting, sectarianism and cliques as they undermine the party’s unity.


And in a bid to build cohesion within the mainstream youth league of the ruling party, it was decided that regional NRM youth conferences are held as soon as possible.


The communications coordinator of the youth activities, Duncan Abigaba told this website on Wednesday that the discussions with the President today will rotate around youth unemployment, job creation and the contentious Kyankwanzi resolutions.


“To further this debate and be able to realise its objectives, it was agreed that the President further meets youth leaders at the grass root in order to understand their plight better,” he added.


Conferences


After today’s State House meeting, Museveni will meet Youth leaders from the Central Region on May 26 and western on May 27 before ending with the East on May 28.


It remains unclear if Museveni will meet the remaining youth groups at State House.


According to Abigaba, Northern Region is being coordinated by Hon. Evelyne Anite and Mr. Omodo Omodo while Patrick Nakabale and William Seruyinda have been tasked with mobilization in Central Region.


Aggrey Kyobuguzi and Justus Nuwajuna are in charge of Western Uganda while Peter Ogwang and Davis Kiwanuka will ensure Youth leaders in the Eastern region meet the President for another round of meetings.


Abigaba says the Rwakitura meeting also agreed that the National Delegates Conference that had been slated for May 15, 2014 be postponed to July 25 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

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