The Minister for ICT Judith Nabakoba has warned media houses against mocking government efforts to vaccinate the population against Covid-19.
Since the Ministry of Health started the vaccination on March 10, 2021, Nabakooba said that local media houses have been making endless reports trying to ‘mock’ the process.
The media has been loud in questioning the safety of the AstraZeneca Vaccine that was rolled out, among other key issues surrounding the vaccine distribution process.
“Our vaccination strategy is informed by local realities. I want to start today’s briefing by condemning in the strongest terms possible subjective media stories that mock our efforts,” Nabakooba said while addressing the press on Sunday.
Nabakooba said that when it comes to pandemics, western intervention is something that western audiences enjoy seeing and it is so unfortunate that some local media houses have as well picked up what she called “colonial mentality.”
Nabakooba said that for the record, Uganda has had one of the most successful Covid-19 interventions world over and the media should pick such successful stories.