The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, has condemned the ongoing social media potholes exhibition where Ugandans are using their social media platforms to expose the dilapidated road network in Kampala City.
Addressing the media at the ICT ministry offices in Kampala on Wednesday, Dr Baryomunsi said there is no problem in using social media to highlight the issues affecting society, but cautioned the manner in which the Kampala pothole exhibition is being conducted saying it would more important to raise the matter to the local leaders before resorting to the social media exposure.
“It is important for people to appreciate that they have leaders, if for instance, the roads are in a bad condition, why wouldn’t you bring that to the attention of your leaders?”Dr Baryomunsi asked.
He added: “If you have taken a picture of a pothole or any other dilapidated infrastructure take it to engage your councilors at the sub county, division or district level, so that the leaders can raise the matter at an appropriate forum. But if you take the (pothole) picture to the streets or social media to demonstrate, will that translate into working on the road?”
The minister further warned against social media users who use the digital space to ”malign” individuals or entities. Read more