UNAA Elections: NUP leaning candidate Lydia Natoolo takes on NRM’s Henrietta Wamala for UNNA Presidency 2021 -2023

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UNAA Elections: NUP leaning candidate takes NRM’s Henrietta Nairuba Wamala. Whisper Eye News

Current Uganda North America Association,(UNNA) Vice President Lydia Natoolo to take on reigning President Henrietta Nairuba Wamala in what will be a hot contest among the Ugandans living in the United States.

In a statement on Whisper Eye desk, Natoolo states,

Over the last two years that I have been UNAA Vice President, I have identified several issues that have kept our beloved community organization stuck in reverse. Top on that list are the lack of accountability and transparency, dictatorship tendencies (exemplified by blatant violations of the UNAA constitution), and political interference from Kampala.

After praying and consulting many of you, I have decided to run for the UNAA Presidency – to lead a team of accountable, experienced, and energetic leaders who are ready and willing to reinvigorate UNAA. She adds

Over the next few weeks remaining, we will be profiling these accomplished leaders, and the proposed solutions they’ll bring to our organization. So please go to www.unaaonline.org to register to vote at the UNAA convention (September 3 to 6, 2021) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms Natoolo adds

She said, “Ours will be a dignified campaign – win or lose. As Michelle Obama once said “when they go low we go high”.

Ms Natoolo has also appealed to her team we have learned that ist referred to as Team Unity candidates and supporters, to be respectful to our opponents and their supporters. We have to model the behaviors and changes that we have been advocating for in UNAA.
We cannot match the barrage of insults, lies, and/or intimidation tactics from the other side. So, let’s not even try.

According to Ms Lydia Natoolo, she will not shy away from highlighting failed leadership, intolerance and hyper politicization in UNAA, and the underwhelming performance of UNAA – especially, when it comes to fulfilling the aspirations of the diaspora community, or UNAA’s purpose and objectives.

On turning UNAA into a political organization

Natoolo denies, says, “Contrary to what you may have heard, my team and I are not running to turn UNAA into a political organization, or an extension of the politics of Uganda”.

That was accomplished (a while back), before many of us got into UNAA leadership – two years ago. She emphasizes.

We are running for office, to rejuvenate a potentially impactful organization – that can play a very important role in fulfilling the aspirations of our people, especially, as unifying umbrella organization for the 12,000-member Ugandan diaspora community in North America. she continued to state.

Lydia says she is running to make sure UNAA is once more accountable to its members and give you a voice, a choice, and a vote to take back the community organization.

Whisper Eye’s efforts to speak to the current president Henrietta Nairuba Wamala who will be seeking a second term as UNAA president was futile however we promise our next bulletin we shall have her detailed comments.

What is UNAA?

UNAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Massachusetts.

UNAA is the largest non-political formal association of Ugandans in the Diaspora. Our organization aims to promote the social, cultural and economic development of the Ugandan Community in North America and beyond. The Ugandan Community in North America numbers over 120,000 individuals.

According to its official website, its mission is, to bring together Ugandans living in North America and provide a platform on which they can network, share and experience Ugandan culture and the abundant opportunities of our new home.

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