Uganda’s leading opposition political party National Unity Platform (NUP) has this Tuesday morning unveiled plans to construct a new and permanent home in Makerere-Kavule.
The party didn’t say when actual construction work will commence but the leaders said the party had outgrown the Kamwokya – based office housed in Bobi Wine’s property.
“[I am] very delighted this afternoon to officially unveil the foundation stone for the establishment of the National Unity Platform headquarters. For several months, we moved to acquire land in Makerere/ Bwaise area for this purpose.
“Those who dismissed us as a mere wave will soon realize that we are a serious group, committed to leading the liberation struggle to its accomplishment. The things we continue to do are part of that process,” the part president Bobi Wine said.
The party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi said the money to finance the acquisition of the land on which the new offices will sit came from contributions by party leaders who make monthly donations.
The leader of the opposition Mathias Mpuuga said that with a new home Ugandans will now know that the NUP and the struggle ‘that our struggle is a permanent struggle for restoring sanity and a sense of permanent democracy in Uganda.’