Dispute over distribution of Jobs in EAC escalate.
The dispute over the distribution of jobs in the East African Community (EAC) bodies, which had been in place for almost a decade, escalated last week when the bloc parliament banned the recruitment of parliamentary clerks, citing shortcomings in the recruitment process.
Cat and mouse games were held at the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) in Arusha on the hiring of a clerk and a deputy, signifying purulent dissatisfaction with the balance of staff in the community.
Ugandan lawmakers, led by Denis Namara, have been at the forefront of seeking justice in the recruitment of workers, holding a shocking demonstration that forced President Martin Ngoga to suspend sessions from Tuesday to Friday. Thursday because of a lack of quorum.
Eala started staying in Arusha on October 3 and is expected to continue until October 20.
The EAC Secretariat earlier this year announced at least 60 vacancies, the filling of which exposed bad blood and unfair competition between the six partner nations.
An extraordinary Cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday, which was to complete the service process, had to be postponed to another date, probably next week, at the behest of the Ugandan Foreign Minister. EAC, Rebecca Kadaga, who reportedly traveled.