Ronald Mayinja quits People Power, forms own movement

Renown local artiste Ronald Mayinja has allegedly formed an independent political movement dubbed Peace for All, All for Peace.

Mayinja, commonly known for lyrics such as Tuli Kubunkeke, literally meaning we are on tenterhooks, has been a die-hard of the People Power political pressure group led by fellow artiste and Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

According to a document signed by Mayinja as the national co-ordinator and Amon Arinaitwe as in charge of research and advocacy, the movement focuses on promoting peace and co-existence among Ugandans.

They outlined the five key tasks that they intend to accomplish, including carrying out nation-wide tours to sensitise Ugandans on the importance of peace, compose music that promotes peace in differed local dialects, and downplaying divisionism.

Others are to promote mutual respect among Ugandans irrespective of their divergent views on social, political and economic trends in the country and mobilise more Ugandans to be part of the peace movement.

This comes a time when Ugandans are preparing for another general election in 2021 to decide on their next president, MPs and other leaders at various levels.

According to Mayinja, they decided to come up with the movement to foster peace and co-existence as a key factor in social, political and economic transformation.

“We members of Peace for All, All for Peace, recognise that our country’s history is characterised by social and political instabilities, with the absence of peace since independence; that social and political instabilities are the fundamental bottlenecks to social, economic and political transformation; that some actors do not appreciate the importance  and prominence; resolved and undeterred with commitment to foster positive change in the cause of a peaceful Uganda….,” the document reads.

Last year, Mayinja was also denounced as a member of the Democratic Party (DP) as officials claimed that he was not a registered party member. This followed Mayinja’s performance at one of the ruling party’s (National Resistance Movement) events after it won the age limit case.

However, the move was also linked to his tight friendship with the rebellious DP members, such as the Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze, who has been at loggerheads with the party president, Nobert Mao.

Sources close to Mayinja claim that he also plans to register his own party before elections. He intends to stand for MP in his home area in Gomba. 

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Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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