Muntu makes adjustments to manifesto
Posted Friday, January 18 2013 at 07:07
The process of rebranding Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), which kicked off last week, has seen the party president, Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, make adjustments to the party manifesto.
The decision was reached during closed-door meetings by party officials.
In an interview with this newspaper yesterday, the party presidential secretary, Mr Christopher Kibanzanga, said: “After the discussions with party leaders, the president constituted a think tank.
They looked at the party platform and the recent manifesto. They then came up with five priority areas of education, agriculture, health, infrastructure and eliminating corruption.”
He added: “These are going to be the messages that the president will use during his visits to different parts of the country. Through the adjustments, we want people to look at FDC as the party they can turn to and we believe we shall achieve this.”
Mr Kibanzanga added that the adjustments to the manifesto are part of a “package which we have termed as rebranding the party.”
He said the process has started with the party president meeting all party organs and explaining the whole process to them.
“We all want to be on the same page after February 7, 2013. But besides the adjustments to the manifesto, we are looking at other things like identification of leadership, recruitment and training of new party members, opening up other branches and district offices if we can raise the resources.
We are currently mobilising for funds from party members, well-wishers and international partners to meet all these plans.”