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10-Foot Soldier: Inside SPA Namyalo’s new mobilization strategy to secure Museveni’s victory in 2026

Kampala, (UG):- The Office of the National Chairman (ONC) political head, Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo Uzeiye has unveiled a special mobilization strategy designed to penetrate every corner of Uganda to secure President Museveni’s victory in the 2026 general elections.

According to Hajjat Namyalo, the structures are aimed at deploying dedicated foot soldier Bazzukulu at every level with a targeted approach of ten Bazzukulu per village, five per parish, three per subcounty, and five per constituency respectively.

Ms Namyalo, who is also President Museveni’s special advisor on political affairs revealed that the new strategy will start from villages to parishes, sub-counties and constituencies to popularise President Museveni’s candidacy, especially in areas where the opposition is predominant.

“H.E Museveni already has this structure of 10 people per village, 5 per parish, 3 per subcounty and 5 per constituency. It is for him, Museveni as a person, and the objective is to secure his victory in 2026,” said Namyalo on Friday morning while addressing the media at ONC offices in Kyambogo.

The ONC boss also revealed that these structures have been put in place ahead of time to create a formidable network capable of rallying support and carrying out grassroot mobilization for President Museveni’s 2026 re-election bid.

She further noted that the foot soldier Bazzukulu will soon be empowered to kick off a spirited campaign to voice the calls for continuity and progress under President Museveni’s leadership which has already been embraced across the country under the #JajjaTovaKuMain2026 slogan.

In a move to revive NRM support in the fishing community, especially in Buvuma and Kalangala, Hajjat Namyalo also met and held discussions with the leaders and key stakeholders of the fisheries sector in which they (fishermen) opened up to Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo that they had given up on supporting Museveni’s support not until this meeting came up.

Led by Mr Kambugu Godfrey Ssenyonga, the Chairman of the Association of Fisheries and Lake Users Uganda (AFALU), the leaders told Hajjat Namyalo that the continuous poor enforcement and illegal operations of the army on the lakes, has left several bazzukulu disgruntled, others nursing wounds and others counting losses.

“I, among other leaders in the fishing sector, cried to President Museveni to give us an army so that it stop illegal fishing methods, but as I speak now every fisherman is crying due to the poor standards the army has expressed in enforcing the fishing regulations,” Mr Kambugu said on Thursday morning.

Mr Ssenyonga Kambugu speaking to the media on Thursday morning.

According to Mr Kambugu, part of the reasons why President Museveni’s support in fishing communities declined drastically during the 2021 elections was due to the high taxes, and the ruthless actions of the army against the fishermen, which has left many innocent civilians languishing in prison.

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He also cited the issue of the army and security operatives always battering residents accusing them of being NUP supporters, which he said has also greatly affected the popularity of President Museveni and the NRM government in the fishing communities, especially in central and eastern Uganda.

They also raised the concern of high taxes, now coupled with the unpopular EFRIS tool which they say has left them paying more in taxes than what they get from the lakes, something the office of the NRM National Chairman must address swiftly as the runup to the 2026 general elections draws closer.

“As we speak right now traders are crying about EFRIS, but these things started from our sector. Gov’t is milking from us several forms of taxes and, when you go on the ground, our people from most fishing communities are receiving the poorest government services. These are serious issues that our great leader Museveni should look into and solve urgently. Trust me he will scoop all the votes from the fishermen if these and many other challenges we have been telling him are addressed,” Kambugu emphasized.

In response to their pleas, Hajjat Namyalo pledged to reach out to the NRM national chairman, H.E Kaguta Museveni, and to arrange for them a meeting with him so that he listens to them directly.

“I am happy that I have finally met you, most of these challenges I have been hearing them and now that you have clearly tipped me on what exactly you are facing. Just know I am going to push your proposals to our Jajja and I know he will permit me to take you to meet him just like he met traders recently,” SPA Namyalo told the fishermen before she asked them to put all their wishes in writing so that she can submit them to the president.

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On the issue of excessive taxes, Hajjat Namyalo had no good words for those giving Museveni wrong information on taxation and clarified that despite over-taxing Ugandans in some parts of the country, they are still finding it hard to get government services.

“Personally, people accuse me of exposing them before the president, but really, you milk over three forms of taxes from fisheries and later you hear them crying that some islands don’t have any government facility, so where does that money go, to corrupt mafias? These are things that surely the president is interested to know, he knows your impact and he really can’t stay silent as you suffer,” Hajjat Namyalo before urging the leaders to remember that Museveni must stay on the ballot and they should therefore continue mobilizing for his support as she pushes their issues.

“I know most people doing these evil things are big mafias and they can even shoot me, but I was sent by Museveni to work for his bazzukulu and so I can’t keep quiet as such continues to kill his support from fishermen and women. Therefore, I must let him know all these because fishing is among the key boosters of our economy and we can’t keep quiet as it continues to perish,” she added.

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