Ugandan President’s Leisurely Roadside Phone Call Inspires the #M7Challenge on Twitter

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni

(GLOBAL VOICES} – A photo posted on Facebook by Presidential Press Secretary showing Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni speaking on the phone by the roadside.

A photo posted on Facebook by Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama showing Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni speaking on the phone by the roadside.

Twitter has exploded with funny memes after a photo appeared online showing Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni sitting on a chair by the roadside to make a call. His motorcade, which was on the way to a public event, stopped for about 30 minutes for him to make the call.

Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama posted the photo on his Facebook page with the following message:

 On the way from Isingiro District yesterday where he’d presided over the World Population Day celebrations, President Museveni stopped at Kyeirumba Village to make a phone call. Curious residents gathered to look at the President, who after 30 minutes on phone, briefly interacted with them. They thanked the government for tarmacking the road linking Uganda to Tanzania through Isingiro.

Some people wondered whether the photo was part of a plan to divert attention from the news of the release of main opposition politician Kizza Besigye, who was in jail for two months facing treason charges. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.