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Shock As Uganda Brussels Embassy Website Displays Outdated Information

The official website of the Ugandan Embassy in Brussels hasn’t been updated for several years. The website still presents the late, Maria Mutagamba as the Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Minister despite her passing two years ago.   

  The information appears on the official portal of the Ugandan Embassy in Brussels, Belgium https://brussels.mofa.go.ug/data-smenu-47-The-Cabinet-of-Uganda.html. Some of the important information on the website related to various ministries dates back to as far back as 2015.      

For instance, the first lady and Education and Sports Minister, Janet Kataaha Museveni still appears as Karamoja Affairs Minister, Prof Sandy Stevens Tickodri Togboa, who served for 15 months as Higher Education and Technology State Minister also still appears on the website as holding the same docket.       

John Chrysostom Muyingo, the incumbent Higher Education State Minister according to the embassy website is the state minister for Primary Education.  Fred Ruhindi, who is currently serving on the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Land Commission, also appears as the country’s Attorney General.     

A Uganda who raised alarm on the information on the website through social media couldn’t hide his frustration with the state of affairs. “It’s a shame that a Ugandan embassy cares less about having facts on its webpages,” he said.     

Adding that; “Check out the Brussels page, [you] will be shocked to see Alupo, Nasasira’s names as members of the cabinet.”  The duo was long dropped from cabinet. 
The website presents Katikamu North MP Abraham Byandala as Minister without Portfolio (in-charge of Political Mobilization) instead of Hajji Abdul Nadduli while Crispus Kiyonga, the current Uganda’s Ambassador to China, is still the Defense Minister on the embassy website.        

Jim Muhwezi is still in charge of the ICT and National Guidance Ministry while the current office bearer Frank Tumwebaze appears as the Presidency Minister, a position currently occupied by Esther Mbulakubuza Mbayo.  

Our reporter was unable to get an official comment from the embassy about the website. This isn’t the first time an official government website presented outdated information. 

About two years ago, the official statehouse website presented outdated information about the office of the president and was only updated by the prompting from our reporter.


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