The National Unity Platform party president, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu says they have so far raised UGX 117 million a week into their fundraising call from their supporters.
In a Facebook publication he just issued a few hours back on his page, the NUP president lauded Ugandans for exhibiting the spirit of togetherness by supporting one another as the country is headed to a transition from Museveni’s 35 year grip. With the parliamentary nominations drawing close, the NUP party say they are optimistic about raising the required fees for their flag bearers. “Some have reached out to us saying they have part of the nomination fees but need only top up,” Ssenyonyi said in today’s presser. “Someon may be lacking just UGX 500,000 or 1 million and he or she calls for assistance,” he added. The main call for financial help mainly comes from candidates in the up country districts of Acholi, Busoga, and West Nile among others.
UPDATE AND MESSAGE OF APPRECIATION
So last week we launched a fundraising drive to support some NUP candidates with nomination fees. We have a total of 427 candidates across the country who emerged successful after our vetting process. Some of these have been struggling to raise the 3 million shillings for nomination fees and to date. We are thankful for the many who have been able to pay their nomination fees already.
But thanks for all your contributions to this cause. We have been able to raise a total of 117 million Uganda shillings from you friends in Uganda and abroad. Special thanks to all our diaspora chapters for such a great job! I look forward to interacting with each team in the coming days to be able to say thank you in person. We have also been receiving contributions as low as 1000 shillings from ordinary Ugandans who don’t have much, but they want to be part of the cause. THANK YOU
For now, we are sending 25 million shillings to each of our four regional offices to support very deserving and yet vulnerable candidates. We shall be sending out more support as we raise more funds. We believe that with this money, our regional offices will be able to make a small contribution to a some candidates who are in dire need, many of whom have raised part of the required money but still have a balance.
This is evidence that ours is a people’s struggle. It is a revolution owned by common Ugandans.