H.E the President and National Party Chairman Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni appointed the new Secretary General of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Rt. Hon Dr. Richard Todwong and former national party treasurer, Rose Namayanja, as the new deputy secretary general.
Todwong succeeded Justine Kasule Lumumba who was also appointed as the minister in charge of general duties at the office of the prime minister.
Todwong served as a Deputy Secretary General for 5 years, He was once a Cabinet Minister for Political Mobilization and also Member of Parliament representing Nwoya in the 9th Parliament.
He was also once served as a Special Presidential Advisor for Northern Uganda, A Commissioner on the Constitution Review Commission and the Former chairman of URA Staff Union.
Was a Guild Speaker in Makerere University.
He has a honorary Doctorate of Humanity by the Theological University, USA and he Holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies (MUK).
He is also aPost Graduate Diploma in Management (UMI).
Holds a BA (Social Sciences) in Economics and Political Science (MUK)and also trained in USA & China
Before joining Peking University in Beijing- China, Rt. Hon Todwong did an executive program in the United States of America for the young leaders selected around the world. It’s an executive program hosted to allow leaders study and under stand the American Democratic and Governance System and how the 3rd world Countries can benefit from the system. During such trainings, they explore the AGOA, IMF, World Bank and the WTO systems and how the poor countries can make such work better for them. They also look at Evolution of the American cooperate systems among many others. Rt. Hon Todwong was selected to represent Uganda among other 21 participating countries.
Later the Chinese gave him a Scholarship to study in one of their prestigious Institutions, Peking University. It’s an elite university where all the CPC leaders are trained. While there, their students are taken through the Global Governance from the Chinese perspectives , China’s relationship with the 3rd world countries especially Africa, the China /USA trade wars, how China became the second biggest world economy within a short time and how China has transformed and eliminated abject poverty from its population among many others. This was purely an academic program in a university.
Elsewhere, Rt. Hon Todwong was elected one of the executive members of the African Council of Political Parties. It’s a Pan-African council of political parties from all over Africa