Uganda's President Museveni has accepted an invitation to attend and speak at this year’s Kusi Ideas Festival organised by Nation Media Group (NMG), the largest media house in East and Central Africa.
Launched in 2019 as part of NMG’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the festival is hailed as an “ideas transaction market” for the challenges facing Africa and the various solutions and innovations the continent is undertaking to secure its future. After editions in Kigali, Rwanda and Kisumu, Kenya, this year’s edition will be held in Accra, Ghana, on December 10-11, 2021.
NMG Board Chairperson Wilfred Kiboro delivered the invitation during a meeting between the President and senior NMG executives at State House Entebbe yesterday where a wide range of issues of mutual interest were discussed.
During the cordial meeting, Mr Museveni reiterated that Uganda is peaceful, stable, and has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.
“Uganda is a very strong country,” Mr Museveni said. “The economy is very strong and the army is very strong and some people are not happy with that.”
Mr Kiboro thanked President Museveni for leading Uganda’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and pledged the support of NMG platforms in the country in encouraging mass vaccination against Covid-19.
ICT Minister Chris Baryomunsi attended the meeting and welcomed renewed channels of communication between government agencies and the media house.
Other members of the NMG delegation included Group Chief Executive Officer Stephen Gitagama, Monitor Publications Ltd acting Board Chairperson Robby Muhumuza, NMG Uganda Managing Director Tony Glencross, and NMG-Uganda General Manager Editorial, Daniel Kalinaki.
NMG is the leading independent media house in Uganda. It publishes Daily Monitor and Ennyanda newspapers, owns NTV and Spark television stations, as well as Kfm and Dembe FM radios. It also boasts of Uganda’s biggest news website, monitor.co.ug, and the largest social media platforms in the country.