Local government Association apologises after its members poured water on Gen Otafiire

 By Judith Atim:

The Uganda Local Governments Association has issued a statement condemning the recent conduct of some of its members who poured water on the minister of justice and constitutional Affairs Maj General Kahinda Otafiire.

On Saturday, the Association which brings together all the district and lower local governments in Uganda held a consultative meeting at the Mandela National Stadium Namboole, with Gen. Otafiire invited as chief guest.

However, some of the members became agitated because they claimed they were expecting the president as chief guest and not Gen Otafiire.

They then forced him off the stage and poured water on him.

In a statement signed by George Mutabaazi, the president of the Uganda Local Government Association who is also the Chairperson Lwengo District Local government, the body says it deeply regrets the conduct of its members.

They have also denounced reports that the meeting had been called to discuss purported plans to amend article 102(b) of the constitution to lift the presidential age limit.

It maintains that they are nonpartisan and that the said meeting was constituted as a platform to provide a voice and advocate for the strengthening of the role of Local Government leaders for purposes of attaining the objectives of Vision 2040 and a middle income status by 2020.