14th July 2018
Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Kahinda Otafiire has attacked political leaders for being pretentious and amassing power and titles and not fighting poverty among the people.
Gen Otafiire, who was speaking at the close of a management training course at Uganda Management Institute (UMI) in Kampala, said it was shameful for the leaders to call themselves excellencies and honourables and yet lead 40 million people who have no shoes, cannot afford three meals a day and have no medicine in hospitals.
“If you are a leader, and lead a country like Uganda and you know the country is backward and you do not tell people they are backward, what are you paid for? Then you tell them, you are wonderful, great…. the fellas cannot afford education, they have jiggers, and people sleep in churches shouting….” Gen Otafiire said.
General Otafiire also said that he became a soldier out of frustration of bad leadership
“But even in the army, I am not a professional soldier. I became a soldier by frustration, just because there was bad leadership in the country, something had to be done and there was nobody willing to do it and that is how I became a soldier,” Gen Otafiire said.
The conference organized by The African Association of Public Administration and Management, an international professional association for African Public administrators and managers.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website