KAMPALA - To show a very different Uganda to that depicted in the viral "Kony 2012" video, Mara Foundation of Uganda has launched "Uganda 2012 - More than Kony 2012" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi1poly673k a three-minute video that comprehensively summarises Uganda, displaying its natural endowment and the vast opportunities that exist in tourism, business and lifestyle. This is to counter the negative impression of the country created by Invisible Children's viral video, which the foundation believes may have damaged Uganda's reputation for years to come.
The foundation credits the "Kony 2012" video with surpassing all expectations in raising awareness of the activities of warmonger Joseph Kony, but says it simultaneously created an impression in the minds of many that Uganda today is unsafe and unstable, whereas the reality is very different.
While the Foundation hopes that the video does not downplay the goal of capturing Kony, it hopes to present a more balanced representation of Uganda that many Ugandans feel they rightly deserve.
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