A man, angry that he hadn't received salary for the past seven months, undressed in protest at the regional Uganda National Bureau of Standards offices in Lira.
27-year-old Denis Ojok, a driver with the bureau of standards, shouted in distress calling for justice and stripped naked when the office workers attempted to chase him away. Ojok said he was recruited by the bureau of standards regional manager, Emmanuel Agetta, in July last year. He said that since then, he hasn't seen a dime.
Ojok was accompanied to the offices by a group of his colleagues who said they would file a joint suit against Agetta and the Uganda National Bureau of Standards if the payment isn't effected immediately.
Business at the bureau of standards office came to a standstill as a crowd gathered to watch the spectacle.
Agetta reportedly paid Ojok a portion of the money owed to him and requested for two more days to source the balance. He said Ojok isn't an official driver of the bureau, but was hired on a temporary basis.
The case attracted the attention of the Lira Drivers' Association. Willy Omara, the association's chairperson, said it isn't the first time he has received complaints about the exploitation of drivers by the bureau of standards. He disclosed that another driver, only identified as Ogaba, is demanding close to half a million shillings in salary arrears from the bureau.