President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today officiated the opening of the three weeks retreat for newly elected MPs at the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi district.
Museveni has tipped the newly elected NRM members of parliament on how to become good leaders and survival tricks of being perennial leaders as opposed to being seasonal ones.
Opening the MPs retreat underway in Kyankwanzi, Museveni said good leadership is about seeking solutions to the problems of the masses as opposed to mere public relations like attending burials and church services.
During a swipe at the ruling National Resistance Movement leaders retreat he blamed it on leaders for the many youths joining opposition National Unity Platform headed by Robert Kyagulanyi.
Museveni said whereas government put in place a number of programs for the benefit of people, leaders have failed to implement them, leaving the population frustrated.
According to Museveni, politics of PR will always fail and cannot stand the test of time.
Museveni has also advised the MPs majority of whom he says are young not to misuse their time in parliament by taking unnecessary trips abroad and being corrupt but rather work to fulfil the party mission of prosperity and security for all Ugandans and Africans at large.
President Yoweri Museveni cautioned MPs on extravagance through unwanted trips and unrealistic allowances.
Sources have it that after the Members of Parliament retreat, the next set will be organized for LC5 chairmen and sub-county chairmen to teach them the NRM ideology.
During this week the speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah will be addressing the MPs but are prohibited from speaking about their race.
Emmanuel Dombo the party media spokesperson says that the core objective for the retreat is to ideologically re-orient the NRM leadership to enable them refocus on the socio-economic transformation of Uganda within the broader context of the survival of the African race given the current global pressures and challenge.
Museveni also tipped the newly elected NRM MPs at a retreat in Kyankwanzi to focus on issues that directly concern the people.
He concluded by saying leadership should focus on addressing issues affecting the public.
President Yoweri is expected to speak to the public tomorrow Friday 16th April on the situation of COVIE 19 and among the issues expected to be highlighted include curfew hours and other national areas.