KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja has directed his cabinet ministers to use social media and other forms of media to publicize government achievements to Ugandans across the country.
The Prime Minister was on Thursday speaking at the closing ceremony of the five-day retreat for officials and technocrats in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries at the National Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi.
“I have therefore directed that Ministers and other senior leaders of government should regularly use radio and TV stations, social media and all other forms to tell our people what government has done and is doing for them. If we don’t tell our positive stories, no one else will do it for us,” said Nabbanja.
The Prime Minister said in her travels across the country in the last three months, she noted many of the government’s achievements have not been communicated to the masses, a thing she said needs to be changed.
Nabbanja told the ministers, Permanent Secretary, and other technocrats in the Agriculture Ministry that with agriculture as the back-borne of the country’s economy and a source of livelihood for millions of people, it is prudent that farmers benefit more from the sector.
As you are all aware, one of the biggest challenges our country faces is transforming the 39 percent of our population that is still outside the money economy. We must do everything within our power and means to lift our people out of poverty and get them engaged in productive and business-oriented agriculture so that they can earn a good living,”