– President Yoweri Museveni’s spokesman, Don Wanyama, has been harshly criticized on social media over a misleading eight-month old tweet
– Wanyama was on Wednesday, December 6, a subject of cruel criticisms after a tweet he posted almost a year ago resurfaced. The tweet showed well-designed road purported to be in Kisoro district, Uganda
– Trending under the hashtag “TweetlikeDonWanyama”, the president’s spokesman was put to task to prove where in Kisoro the pictured road was. He could not do so
President Yoweri Museveni’s spokesperson, Don Wanyama, is a man under siege after a deceptive tweet he posted nearly a year ago ‘resurrected’.
Wanyama was on Wednesday, December 6, put to task to prove existence of a well-carpeted road that he claimed had been constructed by Museveni’s government in Kisoro district, Uganda. Unfortunately, he could not prove it, and Ugandans were not happy when they learned that they had been deceived.
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“This is the reason why I don’t have any respect left for NRM government and its officials. They are a bunch of liars. This picture has been on Internet for years and it was taken in America. Shame on the whole so called principle Press Secretary,” one of the social media users, who goes by the name Henry Chemba, reacted.
Trending under the hashtag “TweetlikeDonWanyama“, the president’s spokesman was ridiculed, criticized and tagged in hilarious memes for deceiving the public.
In his defense, Wanyama admitted that the neat road he showed in pictures and bragged about was not in Uganda.
“It was a light-hearted tweet. I am glad that people have had a hearty laugh. The memes are rib-cracking. But I also notice lots of people tweeted great images of government infrastructure, showing the leaps and strides made by government in that direction,” Wanyama told Daily Monitor.
What the senior presidential press secretary may have forgotten was that the residents of Kisoro are also using social media. If the said road was constructed in their district, then they would have most likely known about it.
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