A section of opposition Members of Parliament has welcomed President Museveni’s decision to reverse with immediate effect his earlier decision requiring all government agencies to advertise with only government-owned media outlets.
During a meeting with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) at Entebbe State House, the President directed the Minister of ICT, Dr Chris Baryomunsi to meet with the National Association of Broadcasters team next week to harmonize the position on how they will be considered for government advertising cash.
Speaking to journalists from Parliament, the shadow minister for information and anti-corruption Joyce Bagala congratulated the media fraternity for a battle well fought.
She said as opposition members of Parliament, they consider free media a critical partner in the new agenda for Uganda and must avoid self-censorship due to ‘regime interference and intimidation’. END.