The newly elected NRM Members of Parliament (MPs) vowed to do the possible best to support President Museveni and his government in the next five years.
The decision was announced Wednesday at the ruling party concluded its three-week retreat.
Museveni, who is also the NRM chairman, had urged them to back his ideas while in Parliament.
“We have got a lot of delays by Parliament. This must stop and everybody should play their part. I am here in two capacities, one as the president-elect repeatedly by the people but also as the leader of the resistance movement. I have capacity to say no,” the president said, according to Nrm.ug.
The president noted that projects like the Shs22 billion anti-tick vaccine being developed by a team from Makerere University led by Dr. Margaret Saimo-Kahwa and the Nyaruzinga banana project had failed to take off because Parliament has not provided money for them.
"Other people want to take away these projects. We can’t have leaders who don’t know what they want," he said.
The resolutions agreed upon by the MPs were presented by Ngora County Member of Parliament Juliet Achaye Ludou as shown below:
Ideology and leadership
The MPs saluted the leader of the revolution, Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, for his visionary, valiant, and committed leadership to the people of Uganda in their struggles against dictatorship and backwardness, in promoting democratic principles, practices and transformative leadership for over five decades;
They pledged to affirm their commitment in supporting and promoting the principles of the NRM which include Patriotism, Pan Africanism, Socio-economic Transformation and Democracy in securing Africa's strategic security;
To promote our Ideological understanding and inculcate the same values to the NRM structures and leaders, our constituents and the people of Uganda.
To exercise our Legislative powers in supporting the President in checking government programs, or are proven to be falling short of their expectations.
To recommend Ideological Orientation at NALI for leaders at Local Government level (RDCs, CAOs, LCVs, District Speakers);
To recommend for lower leaders a decentralized Ideological zonal program managed by the NRM Secretariat.
To strongly recommend opposition leaders at national level to also receive Ideological discourse at NALI in order to prevent them from being inhibitors of Progress.
MPs told Museveni that they will fully support the vigorous implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) III within the framework of Uganda Vision 2040, as a firm foundation for "Take - off";
To fully support the restoration of Cooperative Unions that will enhance production and earnings by Ugandans, through eliminating unscrupulous middlemen;
To fully Support development of Zonal Common-user/ skilling facilities in mobilizing the youth and empowering them into gainful employment and profitable production.
To fully support Government in availing affordable credit through Uganda Development Bank (UDB), in enhancing production in the sectors of Agriculture, Manufacturing, Infrastructure development, mineral/petroleum development, service provision and human capital development.
To support H.E the President, to urgently hold a conference of indigenous fishermen in guiding them to engage in acceptable, viable and profitable fishing practices as an avenue to finding lasting solutions of the vagaries affecting the fishing industry and the fishing communities ;
Works and transport
To support the construction of roads in the Eastern region of the DRC, as part of the bilateral cooperation and any other such programs that promote East African integration;
To improve inter-District roads to facilitate trade and social interaction within the regions.
The energy and mineral Sector
To fully support Government in the promotion and development of alternative energy sources like nuclear and solar energy, in lowering the cost of electricity to enhance Uganda's industrial development.
To fully support the further exploitation and development of the country’s vast natural resources while ensuring the implementation of local content.
The Education and Sports Sector
To fully support government in implementation of free education by enforcing the complete elimination of all manner of fees.
To urge Government to provide a minimally decent meal (possibly porridge, half a litre of milk and an egg per leaner) as a means of mitigating absenteeism and the attendant school dropout rates that continue to curtail government development goals in the sector.
To fully support effective communication of vision, mission, principles and government achievements and programs of NRM basing on factual information, while desisting from subterranean talk, divisive and cheap politics.
To fully support the utilisation of media platforms that cover the entire country in communicating Government policy and programs.
We commit to travel to our constituencies to communicate to our constituents, at least once a month using the said platforms in coordination with the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology and National Guidance (ICT/NC) and other supportive structures like the RDCs.
To fully support multi-skill engagements in wholistically embracing the media, including but not limited to digital platforms that must be sparingly used especially in one's free time.
The NRM manifesto 2021/2026
To fully support the robust implementation of the provisions of the Manifesto and the Mobilization of our communities in raising their household incomes, as the basis of social-economic transformation for wealth and job creation.
To promote the development of industries engaged in profitable commercial agriculture and value addition, as a means to providing local markets for our produce and products, thus supporting the country's economic development.
To strongly support H.E the President in effecting radical land reforms;
To strongly support the implementation of recommendations of the Bamugemereire Land Commission as adopted by government.
To continue to support H.E the President in his continued efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 Pandemic;
To hail and warmly appreciate our medical workers who have been at the frontline of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
To hail and strongly support our valiant Ugandan Scientists who have been working around the clock in developing vaccine against Covid-19, the diagnostics and treatment of the disease.
To promote and strengthen physical education and dietary modifications in order to emphasize preventative health to avoid lifestyle diseases.
To support the implementation and operationalization of the Parish Model as a strategy to attain improved food security and household incomes.
To sensitize our people in appreciating the need to differentiate the distinction between intensive and extensive farming to guide them in making informed decisions.
The Three-week long retreat that started on April 7 under the Theme: Ideological Orientation for Socio-economic Transformation, climaxed yesterday at Ngoma State Lodge in Nakaseke district.