Government hires PR firm to ‘clean Uganda’s image’

This photo taken on November 18, 2020 shows police arresting one of Mr Robert Kyagulanyi's supporters near Nalufenya police post in Jinja where he [Mr Kyagulanyi] was rushed to following his arrest that sparked off a wave of protests across the country. PHOTO/ABUBAKER LUBOWA

What you need to know:

  • The move was made a week after US Secretary of State, Mr Antony John Blinken slapped visa restrictions against unnamed Uganda officials over human rights violations orchestrated during and after the 2021 elections.

The Government has hired an international public relations firm, Mercury International UK Limited, a subsidiary of Mercury Public Affairs, to improve its image on the international scene.


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