THIS WEEK: Angry local leaders Kick Kahinda off podium amidst insults
What started as a normal meeting turned chaotic after leaders of local government demanded only the president to address them and no one else. A group of rowdy local government leaders Under their umbrella organization – Uganda Local Governments’ Association barred the Justice Minister, Kahinda Otafiire saying they were not expecting him.
The leaders who had gathered to brainstorm strategies through which they can support and contribute effectively to the implementation of Vision 2020 for the attainment of a middle income status by 2020 started hurling insults at the minister who couldn’t answer why the president had failed to show up.
In a matter of minutes they had started throwing empty bottles to the minister in addition to pouring water on him.
The association brings together all local governments and is mandated to foster common positions on key issues that affect Local Governance through lobbying, advocacy and representation of Local Governments at local, National and International fora.