Its all set here at Chobe Safari Lodge as the NRM Party's Central Executive Committee (CEC) members convene to officially kick start their five-day retreat this Saturday morning.
The National Party Chairman and Head of State, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni arrived here on Friday evening and he will be chairing the five-day retreat that runs up to Wednesday next week.
The National Chairperson will present a key two days paper on Ideology and Strategy. On arrival at Chobe Safari Lodge located about 20Km from Kiryandongo-Gulu road, President Museveni was received by the Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba among other dignatories present.
PERFECT TURN UP
By close of Friday evening, majority of the CEC members had already reported for the retreat. These included Hajji Moses Kigongo (1st National Vice Chairperson), Rt. Hon. Rebeccah Kadaga (2nd National Vice Chairperson), Rt. Hon. Ruhankana Rugunda (Historical Member), Maj
Gen Matayo Kyaligonza (Western Region), Hon. Mike Mukula (Eastern Region), Hon. Sam Engola (Northern Region) and Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi (Veterans representative).
Others already here include Hon. Godfrey Nyakana (Kampala Region), Hon. Simon Aleper (Karamoja Region), Hon. Kato Gabriel (PWD Representative), Hon. Gidudu Mafabi (Elderly representative), Hon James Tweheyo (Workers representative), Hon. Huda Olweru (Special Nominee) and Hajji Nasur Gadafi who represents the youth fraternity in Uganda.
The Secretariat staff is led by Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba (Secretary General), Hon Rose Namayanja Nsereko (Treasurer), Hon. Richard Todwong (Deputy SG), Hon Dr. Kenneth Omona Deputy Treasurer), Dr. Tanga Odoi (EC chairperson), Dr. Hassan Galiwango (Finance & Admin Director) and Senior Counsel Oscar Kihiha, the Director in charge of legal affairs among others.
Meanwhile Dr. Galiwango says all the necessary preparations to facilitate a successful retreat have all been put in place.