Minister of information Chris Baryomunsi has come out to address a photo that left many Ugandans in shock on social media.
This was after a photo in which President Museveni appeared while touring the Ugandan pavilion at the ongoing 2020 Dubai expo showed that local dairy company Lato milk and Kayonza tea were the ones at display.
Comments started flying in on how the officials had disgraced the country compared to to other countries’ settings.
Baryomunsi said that they went to Dubai in different delegatoins and therefore different people had different intentions.
” We came here as many delegations, but people come with different intentions. Some MPs who put out videos on social media expected something like the Jinja Agricultural Show. Here, we are exhibiting using digital platforms,” the minister said.
In regards to the photo, Baryomunsi said that the MP who took it came at a time when the Ugandan pavilion had no people.
“The MP who recorded that video came to the Pavillion at night when people had gone to sleep and put out a video saying there’s no one at the pavilion,” the minister added.
The minister said that as the delegation that went for the expo, they are satisfied with what is happening.
He added that most of what’s taking place is virtual and people shouldn’t have expected them to carry gorillas and the airlines to Dubai for showcasing.
He added that they have signed a number of agreements that are going to benefit the country’s economy.
“We are satisfied with what is happening unless people expected us to bring mountain gorillas and the national airline.
Yesterday, many agreements were signed, and we hope to sign more today,” Minister Baryomunsi said.
The Agriculture Minister Frank Tumwebaze had also earlier come out to defend Lato Milk saying that the company had wanted to diversify it’s market.
He also added that to a dairy farmer, Lato milk being at the expo was big news unlike those who aren’t into the market hence the criticism.