The Uganda Poor Youth Movement (UPYM) has appointed lawyer Francis Harimwomugasho as its Attorney General.
Harimwomugasho is the current Executive Secretary of Uganda Law Society and Managing Partner of NewMark Advocates.
UPYM is an advocacy pressure group operating in all villages in Uganda to organize the youth to demand for rule of law, good governance, human rights, constitutionalism and better service delivery.
Counsel Harimwomugasho will head UPYM’s department of Legal Affairs where he will lead a team of over 500 Lawyers believed to be getting funding from foreign agencies.
Isa Kato, the UPYM National Coordinator said: “The young people of Uganda need jobs, quality education and quality health which is now lacking in Uganda.”
He added: “Our focus now is to organize the youth of Uganda to fight injustices perpetuated by the NRM Government.”
UPYM claims to have 50 Community Agents in over 70,000 communities/Villages allover Uganda.
The Uganda Poor Youth Movement came into national politics in 2014 when its leaders led by Adam Luzindana Buyinza declared then Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, a presidential candidate and NRM National chairman.