President Yoweri Museveni has summoned all media owners and managers in Uganda for a meeting at State House Entebbe. The meeting was confirmed by the presidency in a brief message to journalists.
“HE the President is due to meet media owners and managers today at Entebbe State House,” reads a message from Museveni’s press handlers.
Accordingly, the agenda of the meeting is not yet clear, but inside sources hint on the fact that Museveni wants to dissuade the media from fanning conflicts between him and religious leaders as well as request for better coverage regarding the rampant cases of kidnap in the country.
Museveni at the height of conflict with religious leaders following espionage accusations from Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, lashed out at the media accusing them of fanning conflict between government and religious leaders.
Museveni also while commiserating with South Africa following the death of Winnie Mandela rebuked journalists for trying to put him in a “tight spot” with diplomats when a one Solomon Arinaitwe of Daily Monitor asked him about his legacy.
“You want me to talk about my legacy yet I have come to condole with these people! What kind of journalists are you? You want Museveni to start bragging here yet we have come to mourn? Where do you get these people (journalists)?” an angry Museveni spat venom for minutes.
Museveni would later instruct his press secretary, Don Wanyama to arrange a meting with members of the media.