Uganda PM tweets on Kony video
GOVERNMENTBy BiztechAfrica - March 18, 2012, 8:41 a.m.
Uganda’s Prime Minister has gone viral with a response to the online campaign seeking Joseph Kony.
The video Kony 2012 went viral online this month, with over 80 million people watching it. Kony is accused by the International Criminal Court of the rape, mutilation and murder of civilians as well as forcibly recruiting child soldiers.
In response, Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has tweeted a series of comments with the hashtag #KonyisntinUganda.
He says “As Uganda PM, I appreciate your interest & invite you to visit our proud nation to see the peace that exists”.
And in a YouTube video, Mbabazi said the campaign had been an inspiring reminder of humanity’s wish to take a stand for justice. He noted that the government was acutely aware of the harm caused by actions such as Kony’s. He emphasized that Joseph Kony was not in Uganda.
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