The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has appointed Sandor Walusimbi as his new senior press secretary, replacing Lindah Nabusayi, who sources tell us has retired.
KAMPALA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Sandor Walusimbi as his new senior press secretary. He replaces Lindah Nabusayi, who a number of sources claim is retiring.
- After replacing Mr Don Wanyama who became the CEO of Vision Group, Ms Lindah Nabusayi has served as the senior Press Secretary since April 2021.
- The new senior press secretary Sandor Walusimbi was previously the head of communication for the State House Anti-Corruption Unit. He worked previously for Uganda Breweries Limited and East African Breweries Limited.
- Tamale Mirundi held the position of senior Press Secretary to President Museveni for 13 years until he was fired in 2015.
In April 2021, Lindah Nabusayi was appointed as Senior Press Secretary, replacing Don Wanyama, who later became CEO of Vision Group.
Her replacement Walusimbi previously served as Head of Communication at the State House Anti-corruption Unit.
Who is Sandor Walusimbi?
Formerly the Head of Communication at the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, Sandor Walusimbi also served as Corporate Relations Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited and as Marketing Manager at East African Breweries Limited.
Relatively, he also previously also served as the Airtel Uganda Public Relations Manager.
In 1995, he joined EABL 1995 as a brand promoter but was later promoted to brand manager, innovations and commercialization manager, senior brand manager and marketing manager for spirits.
After all this, he will take up his new role as press secretary, a position formerly held by Don Wanyama until 2021 when he became Chief Executive Officer of the Vision Group and was replaced by Nabusayi.
It is, however, not clear where Lindah Nabusayi will be going but close sources say she has been recalled for redeployment.
The Sandor! Congratulations and welcome. @UgandaMediaCent @GovUganda @GCICUganda @MKarekye @skaheru pic.twitter.com/w6aIfI7Lmj
— Ofwono Opondo P'Odel (@OfwonoOpondo) August 1, 2022
.@KagutaMuseveni will address the Nation on Friday August 5, 2022 at 8.00pm #DevelopmentIssues the address will be broadcast live on all Televisions and Radios #TuneIn@ubctvuganda @nbstv @ntvuganda @newvisionwire @bbstvug @babatvuganda @bukeddetv @KennethOmona @sandorwalusimbi pic.twitter.com/c2p7kNKChv
— Nabusayi Lindah Wamboka (@lindahNabusayi) August 1, 2022
Tamale Mirundi was senior Press Secretary for 13 years
Meanwhile, another formidable person to hold the position was the prominent Tamale Mirundi.
In 2015, Mr Mirundi was sacked from his position as senior press secretary to President Museveni after 13 years of service.
Speaking in 2015 days after, Tamale Mirundi blamed his sacking on former premier Amama Mbabazi. He said he had an invisible role in influencing decision-makers.
“You can join Mbabazi without knowing you have joined him. In fact, people are now calling me to say Museveni supports Mbabazi because he sacks those who are combative against Mbabazi,” Mirundi said then.
“You people don’t know how Mbabazi works. He has people in intelligence and even State House. He can fight you without you seeing him. Ever since I began attacking him, my problems have increased. The happiest people with my sacking are the Mbabazi group and the Opposition because I have been a headache to them,” he added.
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