Joel Ssenyonyi has scoffed at the ruling National Resistance Movement party for replicating their People Power pressure Group.
Last week, NRM party formed a youth pressure group to counter the Robert Kyagulanyi-led People Power movement.
Called Generation 7, the new group has been sub-divided into seven layers of hierarchy countrywide and will be reporting to the party secretariat.
However, Ssenyonyi, the People Power spokesman says President Museveni and his cohorts in NRM are working under pressure and trying to prove that they are still relevant
“Of course they are trying to clutch on straws and try to prove a point that they still have a bit of support. They continuously feel the volume and the pressure. They continuously feel the ‘kasukali’ that we are talking about,” Ssenyonyi reveals.
“Ugandans have moved on and they have had enough of the 34 years of Museveni’s rule. They want better and they want change. When you go to hospitals, mothers are sleeping on floors with their newly born babies, when you go to UPE, children are studying under trees, there is unemployment and the young people are saying that they have had enough.”
Generation 7 will comprise seven members at national level, regional, sub-regional, district, sub-county, parish level down to village level.
A total of 497,105 coordinators will be appointed who will comprise a seven-member national steering team, 28 members at regional level, 133 at sub-region level and 938 leaders at district.
Others will be 11,697 coordinators at sub-county level, 58,702 at parish level and 425,600 in villages.
The group is also tasked with promoting the NRM manifesto among the youth focusing on seven key areas; security, health, infrastructure, education, democracy, poverty eradication, and industrialisation.
The sources said they are wary that People Power is taking away the NRM youth support ahead of the 2021 elections, adding that the party cannot sit back and watch.
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