National Resistance Movement-NRM councilors in Fort Portal city have written to the leader of the National Unity Platform- NUP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine asking him to hold a charity concert in Fort Portal to raise 256 million shillings that is needed by two NRM councilors that are battling illness and need urgent medical attention.
The letter seen by URN dated October 19, was authored by Keneth Kaliba the Fort Portal Central Division NRM Chief Whip.
Kyagulanyi’s financial headaches are not about to end for in addition to supporting families of dead and missing NUP supporters, now some NRM councilors from Tooro are beseeching him to help raise funds to treat their sick party officials, at a time when he is supporting the rescue and return of Ugandans stranded in the middle east.
According to the letter, the concert seeks to raise 256M that is needed for the medical treatment of two councilors. The ailing NRM councilors are; Kenneth Mugabi 44 (Kagote Ward) who has been battling kidney complications and needs 200M for a kidney transplant in India, and Bernard Ategeka (Kijanju Ward) in Central Division who needs 65M for a hip replacement at Kumi Orthopedic Hospital. Both councilors subscribe to the ruling NRM party.
According to Kaliba, they reached out to the NRM secretariat seeking for help but weren’t helped which has made them seek for alternative avenues to solicit for money to help their ailing colleagues.
Kalia told URN that they have already sent the letter to Kyagulanyi via WhatsApp and are officially delivering the hard copy to the NUP headquarters in Kampala today.
However, John Kusemererwa the NRM Chairperson Kabarole district told URN that his office isn’t aware of the letter and has nothing to do with it. Kusemererwa says that he is disappointed in the people who have written to Kyagulanyi because they could have first informed his office before taking such a decision.
He adds that on October 12., his office had written to the NRM secretariat requesting for assistance for Kenneth Mugabi and are still waiting for a response.