The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has advised the Ugandan media fraternity to concentrate on substance of stories rather than making personal attacks on individuals.
The Speaker says a number of prominent persons have lost their integrity in public eye resulting from poor reporting of some media houses who lack proper editorial policies.
Officiating at the Swearing in ceremony of the new Executive of the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association Speaker Kadaga expressed dismay over the cancer of compromise that is eating the journalism profession.
Kadaga reminded journalists of their cardinal role, and not to go off the rail.
Kadaga while applauding UPPA for disseminating information on the proceedings of parliament, now want their focus be put on educating the public on government programs.
“Not every body in Uganda can sit in the gallery but when you journalists write or publish what happens, they are able to relate and it helps them understand what we are doing, but media is not doing enough education, it is important you educate people on government programs, not just inform,” she said
To the new president of Uganda Parliamentary Press Association Moses Mulondo, the focus for the next two years of his tenure, will be shaping agenda.
Mulondo said UPPA will be presenting their proposal for constitutional reforms.
The outgoing UPPA president, Isaac Imaka shunned the event.