In the Kampala suburb of Bwaise-Kavule, National Unity Platform (NUP) leaders have set the cornerstone for the construction of their new headquarters.
In addition to other prominent party figures including Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, and NUP Secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya, this was publicly introduced by NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine stated on Tuesday, “Very glad to lay the foundation stone for the establishment of the NUP headquarters in Bwaise, Kavule.”
He also criticized those who viewed them (NUP/People Power) as nothing more than a passing trend.
He noted that “those who disregarded us as a mere wave will soon realize that we are a serious group devoted to guiding the liberation movement to its success.”
They intend to utilize the headquarters as a way to set themselves apart from “the incumbent NRM party which despite 36 years in power, has not erected its own National offices,” he claims.
NRM acquired their current premises at Plot 10 Kyadondo Road in Nakasero, Kampala, in preparation for the 2021 general elections.
Joel Ssenyonyi, a spokesman for the NUP, stated that work on the new headquarters will shortly begin.
He clarified that the funds were raised through donations, gifts from party leaders, and funding from the legislature.
The NUP Secretary General, David Rubongoya, said during the occasion that the old party headquarters in Kamwokya would be maintained and converted into a training center for young people.
This is the second headquarters that the same party has declared this year.
The faction of Moses Kibalama, the founder of the NUP, built a parallel office in Kabowa, Rubaga division, last month and dubbed it the “NUP Headquarters.”