KAMPALA — Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Vision Group replacing Robert Kabushenga who retired early this year.
The appointment was announced by Vision Group Board Chairman Mr. Patrick Ayota.
Wanyama, once an avid critic of the president, followed in the footsteps of former journalists who have headed Museveni’s media operations including Tamale Mirundi.
Wanyama is a trained teacher and journalist.
He first ventured out as a teacher of English Language and Literature in English before joining the media (The New Vision) as a sub-editor.
He then moved to the Daily Monitor newspaper in 2008 where he was promoted from a deputy chief sub-editor to chief sub-editor before being appointed managing editor in May 2013.
He was sacked by Daily Monitor for reportedly sanctioning the publication of an opinion poll without authorization from senior management.