KAMPALA – “We are tired,” an unidentified woman on Friday morning caused a ruckus during a high-level dialogue on Uganda’s tax policy at Protea Hotel in Kampala.
The woman stormed the meeting at Protea Hotel in Kampala causing a fracas after the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Mukono, Mr Fred Bamwine, in a live broadcast of the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Tax Policy, said that it was the responsibility of the citizens to take care of the leaders.
She grabbed the microphone and lashed out at ACODE and URA officials for organising meetings in expensive hotels at the expense of the ordinary taxpayer Ugandans.
“Do you people think we have no feelings? Are we not human beings?” “I came here after watching somebody who is a leader saying that we are supposed to take care of them. So who will take care of us?” she asked.
“Who is taking care of Uganda?” she rhetorically asked, before proceeding to narrate how she is struggling to raise fees for her children.
The State Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Mr David Bahati apologised for the remarks made by Mr Bamwine, saying it was insensitive and inappropriate.
Mr Bahati who was the chief guest said: “I apologise on behalf of Mr Bamwine and he should withdraw that statement because that is not how it is supposed to be. Leaders are supposed to serve and not the other way round.”