In a stern response to media coverage of her recent participation in the United Nations (UN) Assembly, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has declared her intent to pursue legal action against media outlets, accusing them of spreading damaging falsehoods.
Nabbanja asserted during a local interview that media organizations have persistently engaged in defamatory practices, citing reports claiming that she had taken over 70 officials to the UN General Assembly as the latest instance of such misinformation.
She remarked, “This is not the first time the media has published slanderous stories about me. It appears to have become their routine to tarnish my reputation. I hope this will mark the end of it, as I am prepared to take them to court.”
Refuting the reports alleging that she had traveled with more than 70 delegates to the UN Assembly, Nabbanja clarified that she had been accompanied by approximately seven individuals. She further stated that her attendance had been authorized by the President, as she and Vice President Jessica Alupo were assigned separate responsibilities.
Nabbanja highlighted that certain officials, such as Minister for General Duties Justice Kasuke Lumumba, had disregarded her instructions and financed their own participation in the assembly. She asserted that Kasuke Lumumba had made the trip independently and would not receive reimbursement for her expenses, as she had been explicitly instructed not to travel and was accountable to her for compliance.
In recent days, various media outlets have published critical reports about Uganda in the wake of a parallel delegation’s visit to New York for the UN General Assembly. Despite these reports indicating the presence of approximately 70 officials at the assembly, Nabbanja vehemently denies these claims.