By Watchdog reporter
Minister of state for information and communication technology Aida Nantaba has taken her faith to another level.
The believer in the Seventh Day Adventists church has told off members of Parliament nagging her about Africa Cup of Nations not broadcasting on the national broadcaster UBC as has been the norm to stop disturbing her on Sabbath, the day her church believes God told told them to rest.
MPs on Saturday were incensed that UBC failed to secure Afcon broadcasting rights.
When they sought the minister, also MP Kayunga District, she would not pick their calls or answer messages.
On Sunday, a day later, Nantaba responded to inquiries saying she is an Adventist who couldn’t afford to fellow MPs on the holy day of Sabbath(Saturday).
“I was still worshipping my good God and Lord. Saturday is the true Sabbath day of the Lord…” Nantaba said. SDA Faithful don’t do any work on Saturday, which they say is Sabbath day.
Ugandans who expected to watch the Cranes play at the prestigious. African Cup of Nations (AFCON) will not have the opportunity as UBC failed to raise the Sh2.1 billion to get the rights.
State minister Aida Nantaba who supervises UBC said UBC TV is currently financially constrained.
“Government is working on both recapitalizing and revamping the Corporation. Your concern shall be addressed along those lines. We request for your patience!” she told MPs.
Cranes will be playing at the Afcon for the first time in 39 years.