After the social media was awash with rumours that Hon. Frank Tumwebaze Minister for Presidency and Kampala Capital City Authority has been suspended, State House has come up to clarify on the matter. State House has released a statement condemning the rumours aimed at tarnishing the name of the office of the president. Below is the statement from State House;
MALICIOUS AND FALSE HATE CONTENT BEING CIRCULATED ON SOCIAL MEDIA ON AFFAIRS IN THE PRESIDENCY
Our attention in the Presidency has been drawn to widespread social media reports about Hon. Frank Tumwebaze who is currently on his annual leave in his constituency in Kamwenge District.
We would like to affirm that the RT. Hon. Prime Minister cleared Hon. Tumwebaze’s leave on 19th December, 2014 and it was to start on 3rd January 2015 until 2nd February, 2015.
Press Statement From State House on ongoing rumours about Hon. Frank Tumwebaze
It is always normal that when a Minister is out of office either for the purpose of taking his or her leave or for executing any other duty out of station, another colleague steps in and holds the Portfolio. That is how i am currently holding the Portfolio for the Minister in the charge of the Presidency and Kampala. Hon. Frank Tumwebaze will resume his routine docket work when his leave period ends on 2nd February, 2015.
Members of the public, staff, and all clients of the Presidency are therefore encouraged to ignore reports that Hon. Frank Tumwebaze is on forced leave and is being investigated by the Security Ministry over any case. These allegations are totally untrue and should be treated with the contempt they deserve.
We would like to warn hate groups abusing the unregulated social media platforms who churn out extreme hate content against the person of the President, his family and people working closely with him.
The government has guaranteed freedoms of speech to the citizenry and invested heavily in the entire enabling physical and technological infrastructure like internet connectivity and its accessibility to all.
This increasing trend of misuse and outright abuse of these platforms is of serious concern to Government. Whoever misuses them should be warned that the long arm of the law will catch up with them. Read a Press Release signed by
WILSON MURULI MUKASA (MP)
MINISTER FOR SECURITY AND ALSO HOLDING THE PORTFOLIO FOR THE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF THE PRESIDENCY AND KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY.On Annual Leave; Hon. Frank Tumwebaze and he is set to resume his office duties on February 2nd 2015