Drama as enraged woman storms tax policy meeting – VIDEO
A video of a Ugandan woman who stormed a policy maker’s meeting in protest has gone viral. The video was shared widely with Kenyans commending her for speaking out against “oppressive tax measures in east African countries.”
The woman, identified as Nalongo Nana, is said to be a businesswoman in Kampala.
She expressed her displeasure following a comment made by President Yoweri Museveni’s representative that leaders are supposed to be taken care of by the citizens and not the other way round.
“I watched this on TV Bamwine, what will Ugandans do? What will we do? Who is checking these things? We are tired… so who will take care of us? Who is taking care of Uganda?” she shouted as a stunned audience watch quietly.
During the meeting that was televised live, the President’s representative, District Commissioner of Mukono, Fred Bamwine, had stated that it was the responsibility of the citizens to take care of the leaders.
Barely 30 minutes after those remarks, the woman stormed the meeting and grabbed the microphone to express her displeasure.
“I pay taxes, only to watch these kinds of meetings who have you invited to this meetings to know what we are really going through… we are an angry lot you people… take care of us like you should… you will not sit here in these fancy places… stop it!,” she said.
The State Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, David Bahati apologised for the remarks made by Bamwine, saying it was insensitive and inappropriate.
“I apologise on behalf of 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,” he said.