By Ben Musanje
20th Sept 2023
The current politicians have been labeled by the former Makindye Division Mayor Dr Ian Clerk as self seekers whose goals are far away from change for development in the society.
Dr Clerk who is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board CTI for East Africa and a renowned physician, philanthropist and entrepreneur says that most of the politicians are not eye-on leaders for change but only using positions to achieve their personal goals which affect many Ugandans.
This was while opening the three days 28th Annual Seminar for the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) as the Keynote speaker at Entebbe under the theme; Empowering Change for Corporate and Personal Growth.
Dr Clerk testifies that during his leadership as the Mayor Makindye Division, he witnessed most of the leaders in the then Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) turning the political arena into a fighting field yet they had to ensure they transform the communities they represent.
He further expresses his concern over Ugandans being good at talking than implementing which he says left Uganda behind to some of the neighboring countries like Rwanda and Tanzania.
However, CPA Josephine Okui Ossiya the President of ICPAU says this year’s annual seminar that will be climaxed with the 2023 Accountancy Service Awards on Friday, will reinforces the need to embrace, encourage and cultivate a culture that pursues personal growth alongside business growth as recipe for multiple levels of success for sustainable development.
This is the largest symposium of professionals in Uganda, attracting over 1,500 accountants, business leaders and executives, academicians, entrepreneurs and other professionals.