Uganda’s VP Porotocol Woes
There has been ripe talk about how Edward Ssekandi, the newly appointed Vice President (VP) is struggling to adjust to his new position.
Red Pepper, a daily tabloid last week reported that the VP is still frequenting a hideout restaurant on Parliamentary Avenue for lunch.
Taking stories out of the gossip pages of The Red Pepper is sometimes poisonous but with re-occurrence of Ssekandi’s blips over the past few weeks, we cannot afford but accord his behavior attention.
Edward Ssekandi is a senior political leader with loads of experience in him. And having been Speaker of the Ugandan parliament for the last 10 years, adjusting to his new position would have been much simpler than anyone could think.
Privileges that come with being a speaker are almost comparable to those of the Vice President.
For example; for functions where the president is the chief guest, only the president and vice president are allowed to walk on the red carpet.
I wonder whether Ssekandi underwent orientations.