State House Uganda has awarded its own Presidential Press Unit [PPU] photographer Abu Mwesigwa for his excellent services in covering President Museveni’s events and activities.
“I’m so grateful to have been awarded with the Best Photographer and Press Personality 2019 award from State House Uganda,” Abu said on Friday.
He said this recognition is a moment to cherish.
“The gravity of this award is heightened by the Hugh regard I have for the institution of state house and my boss the president, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.”
He added: “Thank you so much for the support. Asante Sana!”
Abu is the lens behind all cutting edge pictures marked “PPU] that feature President Museveni and other State House staff.
The Press and Public Relations Unit [PPU] of State House is responsible for effectively handling the media; promote good public relations and project a positive image of H.E the President, H.E the Vice President, the First Family and the Institution of State House.
The Unit is responsible for handling all media related matters and liaise with all major media agencies locally and internationally for effective communication as well as counter negative reporting.
The face of the photography section Abu is also the winner of the Uganda Press Photo 2014.
He took the overall prize with a photo of a bride in wedding dress and her entourage, including soldiers in uniform, crammed into a saloon car, following a military mass wedding.
Mwesigwa was then working for Vision Group.
He has a degree in fine art from Makerere University, majoring in photography.
The exhibition of his winning images was run at the Makerere University Art Gallery until 8th November 2014.