Drama as Youth Leaders camp at NRM Party offices over unpaid allowances

Drama has ensued after at least 15 National Resistance Movement Youth leaders in Kabale district camped at the party offices in Kabale town last evening disputing failure by leadership to pay their allowances.

According to the angry youths, they did not receive transport and accommodation allowance for participating in the election of Youth MP Candidates from Western Uganda following the special interest group election that was held on Saturday at Kabale College of Commerce.

The group claims 340,000 Shillings was supposed to be paid to each of them.

Kabale district NRM Youths League Vice-Chairperson Pamela Byensi is wondering why they were not paid, yet the NRM Secretariat released the money to the district party leadership.

Byensi argues that youth spent their own money on transport and accommodation with the hope that it will be refunded.

George Saturday Kakwenza the Kabale district NRM Youth Councilor also noted that they have tried to connect with the district party leadership in vain.

However, Maurice Keitaba the Kabale district NRM registrar argues that the youths could not be paid because they were not eligible voters and that the national NRM General Secretary’s office has promised to only pay five youths delegates who appeared on the register of the Youths delegates from Kabale district.

The other youths, he insisted will not be paid.

The youths fear that their allowance could have been swindled by the party leadership in the area and swore not to leave the offices until the National party leadership intervenes.

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