By Martha Nakimuli
Uganda intends to contest for the presidency of the United Nations General Assembly for 2014/2015. Uganda is contesting for the post with Cameroon but the Foreign Affairs minster ,Sam Kutesa assured the press on Tuesday that Uganda has high chances of securing the post .
Uganda’s bid could also be boosted by the fact that the last Greater East African to head the assembly was Tanzania’s Salim Ahmed Salim, in 1979.
The minster said Uganda is planning to lobby other countries for their vote by promising to push for two permanent representatives from Africa on the all powerful UN Security Council with powers to veto.
Kutesa was addressing the press on the outcome of the recent AU summit held in Addis Ababa.
“The continents have held the seat including other parts of Africa, with the exception of East Africa which held the seat in 1979. This is East Africa’s turn,” he said.