The ruling National Resistance Movement party Secretariat has committed to back the activities of the members in diaspora to bolster the party support beyond borders.
The development was disclosed on Wednesday during a meeting between the Secretariat officials and the diaspora members at the party headquarters at Plot 10 Kyadondo.
Secretary General, Justin Kasule Lumumba; her deputy, Richard Todwong and Deputy National Treasurer, Dr. Kenneth Omona revealed that there is plan to start visiting party members in the diaspora as part of the strategy to mobilize more support for the party.
The Secretariat officials also promised to improve the existing relationship between the party headquarters in Kampala and those operating outside the country.
The commitment was pronounced by Lumumba attracting cheers from the diaspora members who traveled from United States, Thailand, United Kingdom, Turkey, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, U.A.E, Oman, Qatar and Denmark.
“The Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba during the meeting with 56 NRM diaspora members at the Party Headquarters in Kampala this Wednesday pledged to improve relationship with them and support their activities abroad,” said part of the statement.
Diaspora members reportedly raised concerns over frustrated attempts to bring foreign investors to Uganda and called for an immediate interventions by the party leadership.
Lumumba regretted the shortcomings and appealed to diaspora members to directly contact her office since she is in position to quickly reach the relevant authorities.
Diaspora members also raised concern over inadequate diplomatic presence in some countries leaving many Ugandans in such countries susceptible to consular and general challenges.
Lumumba also reminded her diaspora guests to exercise patriotism wherever they go and always put Uganda in the first position.
Diaspora members praised their Chairman, Hajji Abby Walusimbi (California, USA) for his dedicated efforts in coordinating them.
Lumumba said that the party has not been facilitating the Walusimbi committee to fully execute their operations due to limited funds but promised to look for funds.