The Forum for Democratic Change has rejected the request for funding the Extraordinary National Delegates Conference, which was called by the party chairman, Mr. Wasswa Birigwa on grounds that the party’s governing bodies were not informed in advance.
In his letter dated August 24th, Ambas. Birigwa had requested for 638.2 million shillings to support his conference scheduled for September 19th.
According to the budget attached to the letter, the funds were intended for facilitating the attendance of delegates, providing security in the form of police officers, accommodating delegates for two nights each, covering meals and refreshments for delegates, and providing transportation to and from their respective districts among others.
However, Mr. Birigwa’s request has been turned down by the party Secretary-General, Mr. Nandala Mafabi, on the grounds that the party’s governing bodies were not informed about the delegates’ conference in advance.
Mr. Mafabi in the September 2nd letter blamed Mr. Birigwa for announcing this extraordinary meeting in the Daily Monitor without notifying any party organ, including the Secretary-General, who is the principal accounting officer of the party, the party president, and the party treasurer, who is responsible for party finances.
Mafabi also pointed out that Birigwa appears to be implementing the resolutions made during the press conference at Katonga by the party founder, Dr. Kizza Besigye, on August 2, and the gathering at Fairway Hotel on August 3rd. END