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South Africa Political Party Benchmarks at Akena’s UPC


Party of Action (POA), South Africa’s youngest Political Party founded in 2018 has benchmarked from Uganda’s old political party, the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC).

The delegation was led by its president Cde. Billy Myaku who was in company with Maria Malele, the Women League Leader, Rosalina Tshailane – Women League member, Secretary General Mamoremi Koma, and Limpopo Province Chairperson Tumelo N.

UPC delegation on the other hand consisted of Akena, Ass. Secretary General Cde. Bakkabulindi Ben Kigongo, National Workers Leader Cde. Osinde Michael, Chief Administrative Secretary Cde. Baliraine David, Ass. Head of Ideology Research and Documentation Dept Cde. Amon Bagarukayo, Regional Vice Chairperson of Greater Kampala Cde. Akomo Gideon, Personal Assistant to Party President Cde. Muramuzi Donald, UPC South Africa Bureau Chief Cde. Benson Katundu and PPP Legal Secretary Mr. Ochwo Timothy.

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At UPC Headquarters at Uganda House, the two delegations had been flanked by the Secretary General of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) Hon. Alira David P. Opii who share the same ideology discussed numerous issues.

Myaku in his remarks said that their main agenda was to trace the historical and ideological links between UPC, Uganda, and South Africa giving their great role in the liberation of African countries.

They were also interested to know why UPC was overthrown twice by Government and how the Party managed to wither the storm against all odds. The Party President offered enough time and shared experience(s) on the highlighted matters.

In his remarks, Akena who also doubles as the Lira City East Division member of Parliament thanked POA for such an official visit to the Party Headquarters, and among other issues, he reminded them that UPC, Uganda, and South Africa have a far long bond relationship that even witnessed other African countries attain their independence.

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Before the UPC Party President addressed the POA delegation, the Party Head of Ideology, Research, and Documentation Head UPC ideology School as well as Patron of The Mulungushi Club Comrade Lwanga Christopher presented a paper titled; “UPC and Uganda relations in the struggle to end apartheid Government in South Africa”, which greatly contributed to their knowledge and gave a lot of clarifications on their areas of interest.

Myaku applauded Akena for providing able leadership and the rich literature he shared with them.

He said they reached out to UPC because it’s one of the experienced Independence Political Parties in Africa with a track record of Nationalism, Pan-Africanism, and International.

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