The MK Movement, a group allied to First Son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has rebranded to Patriotic League of Uganda.
Several supporters of Gen Muhoozi attended the launch which took place in Naguru in Kampala on Wednesday.
The MK Movement Central Committee said the rebranding is intended to mobilise Ugandans to embrace patriotism.
“… national unity, peace and stability can only be achieved by a patriotic citizenry that is mobilised, organised and empowered to fulfil their role in building sustainable foundations for the independence, sovereignty, and socio-economic development of their fatherland,” the proclamation read before journalists reads in part
“We the MK Movement … HEREBY CONSTITUTE ourselves into a civic organisation and ASSUME AND ADOPT a new name and identity, the PATRIOTIC LEAGUE OF UGANDA, with the aim of working towards reviving in Ugandans a spirit of good citizenship, national pride, national service, protection of vulnerable persons, combating corruption and wastage of public resources, and protection of the environment.
“WE UNDERTAKE that the PATRIOTIC LEAGUE OF UGANDA will contribute, in a civil capacity, towards mobilizing Ugandans to fulfill their civic duties (mentioned above) as citizens of this land, for the benefit of society as a whole and to jealously guard the unique natural and social harmony that makes Uganda,” it added.
According to the organisers, the group will remain non-partisan, non-denominational and non-sectarian. The launch of the civic movement gives Gen Muhoozi’s supporters legal protection to engage in mobilisation activities.
The launch was attended by, among others, MK’s central committee members, Agriculture Minister Frank Tumwebaze, Microfinance Minister Haruna Kasolo, ICT and National Guidance State Minister Godfrey Kabbyanga Baluku, and former State Minister for Primary Health Care Mike Mukula among others.