The Minister for Presidency, Ms. Milly Babalanda, has said no petitions will be delivered to President Museveni during the 38th National Resistance Movement (NRM) anniversary slated for Friday.
The annual celebrations, to be held at St John Secondary School, Wakitaka in Jinja Northern City Division, marks 38 years since the then rebel outfit led by Mr Museveni toppled President Tito Okello Lutwa.
Ms. Babalanda, while meeting leaders from the twelve Districts of Busoga Sub-region, instead directed whoever has a petition to hand it over to Jinja Resident District Commissioner, Mr Richard Gulume, in advance for delivery to the Presidency.
Her directive follows a demand by several leaders to be given a chance to address Mr Museveni before he takes to the podium, and share with him the problems they are facing in their respective districts.
But Ms Babalanda said because the function is national in character, the President may not be able to give spontaneous answers at the venue.
According to Ms Babalanda, delivering petitions to the President prior will help him internalize and make pronouncements on as he makes his speech. END.