Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, has unveiled former NTV journalist, Joel Ssenyonyi as the spokesperson for People power, a political pressure group that was formed to converse support against the incumbent, president Yoweri Museveni.
Ssenyonyi who recently quit his NTV Uganda job, first appeared in protest against exercise duty tax that was on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Viber and Skype among others that were subjected to a daily levy of Shs200 as mobile money transactions were been subjected to a 0.5 per cent excise duty.
He started criticizing government programs, firing hard questions to government officials whenever he had a chance at various NTV programs especially Morning at NTV and interviews during news bulletins.
Speaking at a press briefing, Bobi Wine, said there was a need and urgency to communicate with a unified voice on a number of issues that goes around People Power.
“I have the pleasure to unveil our spokesperson chosen after engagement and consultation with all our allies. A gentleman that has impeccable character, a gentleman that comes from the line of professionals, join me to welcome Joel Ssenyonyi.” said Mr. Kyagulanyi.
During his turn, Ssenyonyi revealed that he has decided to join the forces interested in having a better country and he will actively work towards achieving it.
“I was in born in December in 1986 after president Museveni had assumed power. He was a hero and my parents wanted to name after this Yoweri however, they thought better and named me Joel, the English version of it. But after sometime the hero become a shadow of his former .” He said.
Adding “That is the struggle that I have decided to get involved in. I am not naive but hope that the country is going to get better. It is going to get better as we wish, by only tweeting, posting on face book. That is a good start but it is better to wake up as citizens and ask ourselves, what more can we do for a better country.” He said.