Gov’t Dates Media to Bolster Relations


story sans-serif;”>The deputy Chief Whip, David Bahati, promised to ensure that the list of all government officials supposed to appear in different media houses is availed to the public to enable an easy follow up.

This comes barely two weeks after the Minister for Information and National Guidance, Rose Namayanja Nsereko, announced that the government will have at least one hour in the prime time to enable explanation of developmental programmes to all Ugandans.

Bahati says that if the programme is launched, government will take serious action against all officials who will try to dodge the programme.

Hon. Justice Lumumba Kasule, the government Chief Whip, revealed that the relationship between the media and government is growing and promised to ensure that all government officials are media friendly so that they can be properly accountable to public through media.

“Government will engage all private media owners as a way of coming up with workable solutions which will see the quality of journalism in Uganda growing,” Lumumba said.

Responding to the President of the Uganda Press Association, Agnes Nandutu, who says government tends to restrict press from reporting some matters from committees, especially those chaired by the NRM side, Lumumba refuted the claims saying, that those are media reports by some section of the media that is aimed at tarnishing government’s image.


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