REDPEPPER TO REOPEN AFTER MUSEVENI PARDONS DIRECTORS
By our reporter
Redpepper Publications Ltd is to resume it’s operations as usual following the meeting by the directors and president Museveni at state house yesterday evening.
From a reliable source, www.mknewslink.com has learnt that during the meeting, President Museveni warned the Red Pepper directors and editors against reckless reporting before he ordered that the premises which have been cordoned off by security personnel for more than three months be re-opened.
In a meeting with the newspaper’s directors at State House Entebbe on Tuesday evening, Museveni warned the directors to guard against recklessness that he said had caused problems.
A statement released today morning by one of the Red pepper directors; Arinaitwe Rugyendo says during the meeting, the President warned the directors and editors to stop being reckless and become more professional in the course of their reporting.
Rugyendo said Museveni pardoned them and promised to notify police of the same.
“He promised to immediately order the police to vacate the Red Pepper head office at Namanve and return all confiscated electronic equipment to the staff.”Rugyendo says.
On December 28, Buganda road chief magistrate James Eremye Mawanda granted police an order allowing them more time to keep at the Red Pepper offices as part of investigations with the purpose of “obtaining evidence relating to publication of information prejudice to security of the government of Uganda.”
Rugyendo further says the directors and senior editors pledged to the president and the nation to make Red Pepper a more transformed and professional publication going forward.
On November, 20, 2017, the Red Pepper published a story titled “Museveni plans to overthrow Kagame” a story that led to its closure and a court case which is still raging.
SOURCE: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website
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