Sunday, August 18, 2019

UGANDA: Running one of best WhatsApp groups



I have never been more proud of belonging to a functioning group.

#UgandaNewsBriefing is 3.5yrs old. It started as "let's see if we can break Uganda news before media".

We set up guidelines and rules from day one. No abbreviations. All information you share must indicate the source unless you are at the scene. We have Admins in 5 timezones.

We do 95% news then 5% fun or wolokoso.

The members range from every aspect of life:
Jokers
yIntellectuals
Business people
Accountants
Engineers
Lawyers
Journalists
Activists
Assholes
Bus Riders / Subway / Metro
Medical practitioners (Doctors, Nurses, Mid Wives, Clinical officers, Needle pokers they call Phlabetomists)
ICT professionals
Slayers
Bayaye / Bafeere.

Today when the fuel accident happened, my friend in Dubai said it "but we need to verify".

Okay Mark, let me put it in the group (Mark exited our group years ago).

Suddenly, our group was feeding information very super fast. Before even NBS reported on the story.

Our group only adds people if you directly contact one of the Admins whose numbers I could list (6) but some of you poach (head hunters).

One time, I was put in a group "Muhoozi for 2021". That kid is lucky Uganda Airlines does not fly from Canada to Uganda.

MARTHA LEAH NANGALAMA
Thank you team #UgandaNewsBriefing for hard work, sleepless nights. INFORMATION IS POWER.

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