MITOOMA: Youth in Mitooma district have endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as their candidate for the 2026 General Elections.
“We emphatically recommend to the membership of the Ruling National Resistance Movement and its organs that His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, our leader and General of the African resistance, continues leading the party and the State in 2026 and beyond as we eliminate bottlenecks to transformation,” Adrian Namanya the Mitooma youth leader said.
The youth were gathered to mark the International Youth Day under the theme, “Unleashing your potential and roles as youth in National Development”
Namanya explained that President should continue uninterrupted to pilot skilling programs for youth throughout this country.
“Thousands of youth have acquired skills in shoemaking, embroidery, tailoring, hairdressing, knitting, crafts, stone-cutting, bricklaying among others,” Namanya said.
He urged the President to revive the youth livelihood programme as one of the Government interventions which had responded to unemployment rates and poverty among the youths in the country to start their businesses.
Namanya told the youths that President Museveni and the NRM government are committed to continue empowering the youths and women who are economically disadvantaged.
Namanya made the pronouncement during celebrations to mark the International Youth Day at Bubangizi Secondary School in Mitooma district today. The youth presented a board whose resolution was signed by dignitaries including the Vice President Jessica Alupo.
Others included Internal Affairs minister Gen. Kahinda Otafire, Defence Vicent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, area members of Parliament among others.
In her remarks, the Vice President thanked the youth of Mitooma for their fore sightedness. “These youths have demonstrated that the leadership of his Excellency President Museveni is one that embraces everybody; special interest groups; youth, women, elderly, disabled persons and everybody else” Alupo said.
She noted that the youth could not wait to bring their message across adding that, “We welcome the idea from the youth and that’s why we have signed on the board,” Alupo said.
She explained that fortunately for the case of Uganda, the youth are 70percent of the total population indicating that what they have signed today is already supported by 70percent of Uganda’s population.
“Therefore, we other segments of elders, women, disabilities will just come to reinforce you the youth in order for us to achieve success in 2026”, she added.
Alupo however added that the matter shall be tabled before the President and the Central Executive Committee of the NRM party to generate consensus.
The Vice President explained to the gathering that she had consulted with the Justice and Constitution Minister Norbert Mao about the matter who informed her that the youth had not broken any law including those who signed on the board in support of having President Museveni as sole candidate.
Alupo thanked Mao, Uganda’s custodian of the Constitution for assuring the gathering that they are moving in the right direction.
“When Mao speaks, he does so from the point of experience, historical understanding of the country and interest in building cohesion across the country. We do not take your counsel for granted,” Alupo explained.
She told the youth that whatever they do they should build a foundation which is firm, formidable and sustainable.
She re-echoed the President ’s message for people to engage in Commercial farming which leads to value addition, ICT, Services and Industrialisation. She told youths that the NRM Government has built a strong foundation for them to do any meaningful economic activities.