The piglets which were painted in yellow were dropped on Obote Avenue. The youth allege that they have made several proposals to meet the President Museveni over the pledges he made in 2016, but have been frustrated by the NRM leaders.
Protestors on Tuesday dropped piglets on the streets of Jinja town.
The NRM youth under their pressure group team no sleep were protesting against
party leaders whom they accuse of hypocrisy.
The five piglets which were all painted yellow were dropped on Obote Avenue. The
youth allege that they have made several proposals to meet the President Museveni
over the pledges he made in 2016, but have been frustrated by the NRM leaders.
Ivan Maganda, the group’s chairperson faults Jinja West MP, Moses Balyeku of
causing divisions between youth in the district. Maganda alleges that, ever
since Balyeku lost the district NRM chairperson race in 2015, he has sidelined
all the youth who never supported him.
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Erick Mudhasi, the group’s secretary says that Balyeku has been at the forefront
of mobilizing youth within NRM, but only roots for those in the neighbouring
districts, and ignores the youth from Jinja.
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On her part, Juliet Nanyojjo a group member says that the Jinja District NRM Chairperson,
Nathan Igeme is never in office which has caused divisions within the party.
“Our elected NRM district chairman, Hon. Igeme who is mandated
with ensuring unity within the party is never available to unite warring
factions which has given birth to more divisions amongst ourselves,” she says.
Meanwhile, Balyeku dismissed all the allegations against him. “I can’t address
you extensively because I am out of the country, but all those accusations are
false,” he says.
However, Majid Dhikusooka, the NRM district Deputy Chairperson, advised youth
to follow right channels while addressing their issues other than through
“Our office has many departments including youth desk, therefore,
youth should engage us first before resorting to strikes,” he says.
The piglets were later seen being taken by street kids in Jinja town