KAMPALA – The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party on Tuesday appointed party leaders ahead of formally launching its activities on Wednesday as a political party.
The party, which is led by former FDC president Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, held a closed-door meeting at Nsambya Sharing Hall where several leaders were announced.
Although journalists were not allowed in the meeting, sources told this website that Gen. Muntu was announced as the National Coordinator, deputized by two coordinators. Ms Alice Alaso will be the Deputy National Coordinator in charge of Finance while Makerere University lecturer Nyanja Musoke is the Deputy National Coordinator for Operations
Sources added that ANT appointed two spokespersons; Wilberforce Seryazi and Suleiman Kakaire, a former journalist with the Observer. The former Uganda ambassador to the United States, Ms Edith Ssempala will head the Women’s League while Mr. Martin Okumu is the National Coordinator for Research and Policy. Ms. Florence Ibi Egwau will manage Parliamentary Affairs while Mr Abim Matanda is the Youth Coordinator.
Mr. Hannington Basakana is the coordinator for the Eastern region, Mr. Ssewava Sserubiri is for Central and Mr. Jackson Wabyoona is for the Western region. Other positions are to be announced on Wednesday at the launch.
Gen. Muntu told the delegates that the party will concentrate on building structures in the next one year. “When you are building a skyscraper, you must build a strong foundation. Please go out there, explain to people what we stand for and let’s brand ourselves,” he said.
He added that ANT will work with all the opposition political parties.
“So far, as we speak, we have not been drawn into any fights with the fellow opposition parties. We have good working with relations with the People Power, Democratic Party [DP], Justice Forum [JEEMA] and as far as I know, we have no problem with our FDC colleagues. They are our colleagues, not our enemies. We only have a difference in strategy,” he said.