Kampala City Lord mayor Erias Lukwago has faulted the government on the hostile environment journalist are operating in.
Speaking to the media early this morning, Lukwago stated that the laws that are supposed to safeguard the rights of journalist are being violated by the government agencies something that has rather barred journalists from reporting certain news.
Lukwago added that the leadership of journalist under their umbrella body Uganda journalist association is still week to stand against.
He says that the manner in which leaders in office were elected doesn’t give a firm ground to enable them deal with those challenges.
He says that unless UJA is streamlined, and have leaders move from just issuing press statements to action, nothing will change.
Today, Journalists in Uganda joined the world to celebrate press freedom day today running under the theme media and Elections in Uganda.