So the leader of Government business in Parliament, Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi's voice was supposed to come out loud to put the record straight. Never mind that Ugandans on social media like Twitter and Facebook had been countering the Kony 2012 video. Mbabazi has described the Kony 2012 as misleading on the true picture of Kony's senseless war in Northern Uganda. So Mbabazi said the video appears to state that "Kony is still in Uganda, as if Uganda is still at conflict and yet of course we all know this is not true," he said.
Since the Kony 2012 video went viral, with over 80 million views on YouTube, Ugandans have been divided in opinion regarding the 30 minute documentary produced by Jason Russell, who has recently suffered a mental breakdown. While local politicians have welcomed the video as a move that would advance efforts to capture Kony and his lieutenants, the people adversely affected by Kony's war have dismissed it as offering a simplistic solution to the complex conflict that has lasted over 24 years.The local people accuse Invisible Children of taking advantage of their misery to mint money since the NGO reportedly spends only 32% of the money it gets from its funders on projects in Uganda . Last week residents of Lira town attacked a local NGO that was screening the Kony 2012 video for the victims of LRA war.
Be that as it may, the spokesman of Uganda's military, the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), Col. Felix Kulayigye says Kony and his rebels are at their weakest point; arguing that deployment of a joint African Union army and 100 U.S Special Forces military advisors to assist in the hunt for the LRA rebel leader the war will soon be history.
By Mubatsi Asinja Habati