The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Uganda’s largest opposition party, has approved its budget for the 2017-18 financial year.
FDC will spend Shs 15bn (Just over $4m) between July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 period.
The budget was approved during the party’s 10th National Council meeting held at the party headquarters at Najjanankumbi in the capital Kampala on Saturday.
On average, FDC will spend Shs 41m (just over $11,000) every day.
According to FDC secretary general Nandala Mafabi, the party will spend:
Shs 5.9bn on workshops and training leaders
Shs 2.1bn to popularize the party
Shs 310m on November 2017 delegates conference.
Source of Funding
Mafabi, also Budadiri West MP, also highlighted that the money will come from:
FDC MPS: Shs 180m
Contribution by Electoral Commission: Shs 1.135bn
Sale of party cards and publicity materials: Shs 1bn
Donors: Shs 400m
Intensive fundraising: Shs 12.3bn.
On why members ought to contribute, Mafabi said: “A party is not just a box or a book. A party consists of members, so members are the owners of the party and for it to be able to succeed, members must be there to make it succeed. They must recruit, run the party physically and where it involves money, they must contribute.”