“The chairperson of the Elders Forum, Rtd Justice James Ogola says Uganda still faces major challenges with freedom of expression. According to him, the just concluded presidential elections had major incidents that showed the country was not enjoying the Freedom of expression as enshrined in the constitution. Justice Ogola was speaking as Chief Guest at the 2016 Journalism Awards gala, where he was the chief guest” (NTV Uganda, 2016)
“Ofwono Opondo Speaks Out On Presidential Debate:
He says they advised the President Museveni not to engage in it because it is irrelevant however their candidate was ready and eager to participate. He also says they don’t want their candidate to be used for a TV Commercial and in giving other candidates mileage. #UgandaDecides” (NBS TV Uganda, 2016).
Quote to remember: “President Museveni was eager to participate in this debate, we his handlers advised him not to waste time” – Mr. Ofwono Opondo, Excutive Director Uganda Media Centre.