By our reporter

Cabinet Minister for Information Technology and Communication Frank Tumwebaze has lashed out at US Ambassador Deborah Malac for criticizing Ugandan government over media gagging.

Tumwebaze said Malac should first take care of her own country where President Donald Trump can’t even tolerate questions from critical journalists at a press conference.

He advised the Ambassador to first put her own house to order before embarking on a mission to help others.

“Not as worse as in ur own country where your President can’t even tolerate questions from critical journalists at a press conference. Put your own house in order first and then try to help others,” Tumwebaze tweeted.

While officiating at the launch of Uganda Press Photo Award book in Kampala on Wednesday, Malac appealed to stakeholders and consumers of media work in Uganda to “join hands in activities rooting for fair and free media environment.”