Museveni extends Ofwono Opondo’s contract as head of media centre

President Yoweri Museveni is extending Ofwono Opondo P'Odel's contract as head of the Media Centre until 2025.

Ofwono Opondo

Opondo’s contract as Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre will thus be given a new lease on life, in a manner of speaking, for another three years, until 2025, right before Uganda’s next General Elections.

At the helm of the media centre, Opondo has been noted for his belligerent yet often beguiling style of batting for the government’s position. He took over as head of the Uganda Media Centre in May 2013, succeeding Fred Opolot on a three-year contract.

At the time of his appointment, he was deputised by former army spokesman Lt. Col. Shaban Bantariza (RIP).

Later, in November 2016, Opondo saw his contract renewed when he was reappointed as Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre for another three years, ending in 2019.

Then, as if a matter of course, Opondo’s contract was renewed by the president in 2019 until 2022.

According to his official Twitter platform, President Museveni has once again extended Opondo’s contract for another three years, beginning today July 1st, 2025.

Opondo served as a journalist for The New Vision for several years before being elevated to the role of deputy spokesperson for the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

As spokesperson for the Ugandan national government as well as the Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre, Opondo’s job is to facilitate communication of government policy and programs to the public. He mostly does this through varying media outlets in Uganda, as well as his personal Twitter page which has close to 340,000 followers.

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