No more moves around Museveni, Tamale warns Tumwebaze

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Tamale Mirundi

Loose-tongued presidential advisor on media matters, Tamale Mirundi, has warned the minister of Information and ICT, Frank Tumwebaze, not to calculate his moves around President Yoweri Museveni.

The minister was in media recently for championing the disconnection of unregistered and unverified sim cards.

Speaking to Muyanga Lutaaya, the host of “NBS TV Extra” programme every Tuesday, Mirundi lashed at Minister Frank Tumwebaze for allegedly being “confused” and causing stampede.

Mirundi last week said the problem is not sim-cards, the problem was that people lining up for National IDS are being charged Shs50,000 to register.

“What has failed people to get national IDs is Shs50k, the problem isn’t national IDs, the issue is money,” Mirundi reiterated today, Tuesday while appearing on the same programme.

When asked to comment on Museveni exonerating Tumwebaze from sim-card impeachment, Mirundi said: “If you work for Museveni when calculating your moves, you won’t survive.”

Museveni later issued a directive extending the registration and verification exercise to August 30, 2017.

Tumwebaze officially apologised to Kadaga saying he was doing the work of Government.

Mirundi praises Kadaga for making Parliament relevant to the ordinary person.

“She has popularised parliament,” Mirundi said Tuesday.

He castigated those who use verbal attacks on her person as well as that of Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura.

“The strategy of malice must change. An intelligent man doesn’t use malice. Never use short-term strategies to solve issues.”