Controversial EAC job interviews called off over quorum

East African Community secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania. FILE PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • The Speaker of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Mr Martin Ngoga, was accused of bias by side-lining Uganda for the job of EALA Clerk and instead gave it to a Tanzanian national. 
  • Ugandan lawmakers moved a motion, seeking to block the exercise, claiming it was full of fraud. South Sudan and Burundi backed Uganda’s concerns.

The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat has called off the controversial job interviews in which Uganda felt it was unfairly edged out of the process by some of the partners states.

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