Uganda: Museveni Criticised Over CNN Deal

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The Democratic Party (DP) has criticised President Yoweri Museveni for allegedly playing a key role in the $1million (Shs. 1.7billion) six-month deal with CNN to market Uganda as a top tourist destination in Africa.

Party President John Ssebaana Kizito said on Tuesday that Museveni's alleged involvement in the deal discredited the Office of the President. "Giving contracts to relatives and friends is President Museveni's tradition especially when there is a juicy deal which is wrong," Ssebaana said.

Ssebaana's remarks follow a revelation by Ministry of Trade Permanent Secretary, Dr. Sam Nahamya that President Museveni pushed him to flout procurement laws to seal the deal.

The Monitor Kampala