Officials from State House have asked Vision Group, the publishers of Uganda’s leading daily, The New Vision to apologise for running an article in today’s edition, saying the European Union (EU) is to support fight against rebels.
“Our attention has been drawn to an article in the New Vision of August 21, 2019, under the headline, “EU to support fight against rebels,” on page 7.The article and its contents are completely misleading and at most an imagination of the writer,” reads the statement.
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The statement says none of its officials who appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday said anything to do with EU’s support to Uganda in fighting any rebels.
“What is true is that a State House team led by the Comptroller Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye were in parliament to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to answer queries arising from the Auditor General’s Report for the Financial Year 2017/2018,” the statement adds.
“Nowhere in her presentation to PAC did the State House Comptroller talk about security issues as this is a docket for the Ministry of Defense and other security agencies.
We do protest in the strongest terms possible this irresponsible reporting and call on the New Vision to apologize for misinforming the public. We urge the media to always endeavor to be professional in their reports to the public,” the statement concludes.