MUSEVENI SAYS NRM PARTY IS READY TO ENGAGE THE MEDIA TO COMMUNICATE GOVT PROGRAMS DIRECTS ICT MINISTRY TO ACT

By Our Reporters

Following a marked growth in the influence of online media across the country and globally  , President Yoweri Museveni has directed newly elected NRM MPs and the Ministry of ICT headed by  Ms. Judith Nabakooba  to draw a new media strategy which government and the NRM party shall adopt  to communicate government  programs and highlight  the achievements registered .

The President while  addressing the new NRM MPs at the national leadership Institute Kyankwanzi  noted  that in the past , the NRM party leadership had  concentrated on carrying out many national development  projects  without disseminating information to the wider  public.

“Our revolutionary method of silently doing things should stop and we adopt a new way of communicating our achievements,” Museveni said  adding that ;”The previous narrative of ‘we shall know them by their fruits’ should end and we forge a new way forward.

He , therefore, encouraged the new party  MPs to use all the available media platoforms largely online news  publications and the established traditional media ; radio and television stations  to communicate to the masses the  progress of all government programs and other important messages that benefit the people.

“I remember, it is the same approach I used in the just concluded elections while campaigning yet the opposition candidates were busy exposing Ugandans to corona virus by holding mass rallies,” President Museveni reminded MPs.

The President instructed the Ministry of ICT and  NG  to create a standby commission to work with other government agencies including district local officials to engage Ugandans  about what their government is doing for them and how they can leverage all the  government  programs to fight poverty , get jobs and create  wealth for themselves .

Museveni said government will aso build a national communication network  by  empowering and facilitating Resident District Commissioners(RDCs) and NRM Public Secretaries to regularly appear on radio and other media platforms atleast once a month to explain and update locals about government plans and  development work.

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