Elite State House media team, the Presidential Press Unit (PPU) has been struggling with data issues since February 2016, PC Tech understands.
The crisis was disinterred in a leaked email sent on Wednesday January 25th and addressed to a Ven Keeya, one of the senior members of the PPU.
Also copied in the email was Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Don Wanyama and Presidential Secretary, Linda Wamboka Nabusaayi.
According to the email sent by a PPU photographer (Name withheld), the unit was promised monthly data during elections time (February 2016) but up to now nothing has been done about the same.
“I am so sorry about sending the pictures late but as you are aware, we are facing a data challenge. We were promised monthly data since campaign time, until now. Hope it comes soon,” reads part of the email.
The issue is believed to have hampered service delivery in the President’s media team, as evidenced by delayed relay of important information about State House activity to different media outlets.
In Uganda, the Presidential Press Unit is the primary source of news happening inside State House since Media Houses aren’t allowed to deploy reporters in the country’s most guarded facility.
When contacted, Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama declined to comment on the development saying “it’s an inhouse issue that is not meant for public consumption.”
“You can contact the person who sent the email and ask him exactly what he meant but I cannot make a comment on such an issue that needs to be resolved from inside. It’s not for public consumption,” Wanyama said on phone.