Don Wanyama, Presidential press secretary, is set to replace Robert Kabushenga as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company – Vision Group.
The Daily Express has exclusively learnt from sources that Wanyama was recently endorse by President Museveni for the top job at Vision Group following Kabushenga’s announcement to retire as CEO.
Kabushenga last month announced he was quitting Vision Group, the country’s biggest media house where he had served at its helm for 14 years.
Sources have also told this website that Wanyama will later this month hand over his office at State House as he prepares for the Vision Group job.
Wanyama joins New Vision at a time when the publication is struggling to boost sales as readers search for news on the internet.
The board of directors will sit this month to select the successor of Robert Kabushenga who recently quit the job, citing personal reasons.
Others mentioned in the race for the Vision top job include;- Former Nxt Radio Show Host and Programmes Director Marcus, Kwikiriza, Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo and Rose Namayanja, the NRM treasurer, former UPDF spokesperson Brig Felix Kulayigye, UPDF chief political commissar Maj Gen Henry Matsiko and David Mafabi.
Who is Don Wanyama?
Wanyama previously served as a sub-editor at New Vision before joining Daily Monitor publication.
He left Monitor after disagreeing with his bosses on critical editorial policies.
Wanyama also briefly served as a special media assistant in the office of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairman.
He was officially introduced to the State House media staff as their new head at State House, Entebbe on May 16, 2016.
Wanyama, once an avid critic of the president, followed in the footsteps of former journalists who have headed Museveni’s media operations including Tamale Mirundi.
As head of Museveni media team, he has been in charge of designing and ensuring the implementation of a new media strategy, aimed at boosting President Museveni’s image, nationally and internationally.
The strategy went beyond dealing with the traditional media and encompassed the social media.
He also played President Museveni propaganda despite the long serving leader’s image going so low especially after the Kasese killings and the effects of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.