President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Press Secretary Don Wanyama has been appointed as the new Vision Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing embattled Robert Kabushenga.
Mr Wanyama was officially announced by Vision Group board chairman Mr Patrick Ayota on Tuesday morning as Kabushenga vacates office for other greener pastures.
It is said Kabushenga was forced to quit Vision Group at the end of January after serving for 14 years at the helm of the state-owned media group.
He said he had “for personal reasons” requested the Board “for an early retirement and this has been accepted.”
But Kabushenga would stay for three more months to enable a smooth transition.
The hunt for his successor has dragged on, with several people suggested to be under consideration.
The board expects Wanyama to steer Vision Group back to top since he held a media management role at The Daily Monitor where he was managing editor before he left over a controversial political report involving an opinion poll.
He started his newsroom career at New Vision as a sub-editor, crossing to Daily Monitor in 2008 where he served as deputy chief sub-editor, chief sub-editor and managing editor in 2013.
A teacher by training, Wanyama also holds a Master’s of Arts Degree in Journalism and Communication from Makerere University.