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President Uhuru Kenyatta has appeared in photographs with senior EU officials including José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission and Herman Van Rompuy.
A Kenyan named Sudi Juma, noted: “I love those updates whenever you are away from Kenya your excellence. I think is the patriotism in me.”
The newly elected Central African Republic President, Catherine Samba-Panza, Tanzania’s Jakaya Kikwete and Kagame have also stolen the show as leaders under the European Union gather to meet them.
By not scoring points on the international scene, Uganda will continue to struggle with a weak foreign policy.
The Summit is currently discussing issues that affect Uganda including the importance of peace and security as essential prerequisites for development and prosperity; creating jobs and stimulating long-term growth; climate change; democracy, good governance and human rights; human development and sustainable and inclusive development and growth and continental integration among others.
Sources say the State House media department picks shs15m per week as facilitation for the dissemination of information to the public.
President Kenyatta being welcomed to Brussels
Whereas the State House website is regularly updated these days, the President’s personal website is rarely updated.
While some will argue that Sarah Kagingo’s reign has seen State House’s departure from the traditional methods of communication to hi-tech practices, the manner in which the President’s team disseminates information is troubling.
Meanwhile, Ms Kagingo’s social media Facebook timeline carries glaring queries from followers who want updates about the President in Brussels.
They have remained unanswered the whole day.
This is something many have passed as being highly unusual.
Journalists have in some cases contacted press offices of regional leaders for information and photographs of functions attended by President Museveni.
“It’s a shame that the President’s press team has completely fallen short of adjusting to the modern methods of communication. You even have to struggle to get the President’s speeches yet this is public information,” charged a news editor at a leading daily newspaper.
The press team is yet to fully embrace social media platforms Twitter, Flickr and Facebook to swiftly communicate the president’s speeches and photographs.
The President’s Press Secretary, Tamale Mirundi, was not readily available for a comment as he was reportedly on radio.
When Corps contacted the Press office, a gentleman who received the call said, “there are new orders by Major Edith Nakalema (the President’s ADC). We cannot release any information or pictures without her knowledge”.
Pressed to explain what the Press has to do with the Major, the low-tone speaking aide said it is a security matter, “only Linda Nabusayi can get Affande Nakalema’s approval. Am sorry, I have to stop talking. I don’t want problems. Anybody can report me to Affande Nakalema and am made to write a statement” before hanging up.
Ms Lindah Nabusayi was not readily available for comment.