Over the past few days, a letter by an anonymous author has been circulating on social media claiming that Ambition Mission, the youth empowerment and anti-tobacco campaign organisation is recruiting youths to join the Illuminati secret society and also recruiting youths in schools into homosexual practices.
The campaign uses celebrites like Eddy Kenzo, Juliana, Mun –G and Irene Ntale to promote their anti tobacco campaign and they have been linked to the Illuminati cult in the circulating letter. However, Ambition Mission has distances themselves from the rumours saying none of the information that has been picked on by both main stream media and online blogs is accurate.
“Any accusation of association between Ambition Mission and illuminati or a hub for nurturing homosexuals is baseless and malicious. The authors of these rumours appear to be bent on derailing the objectives of Ambition Mission’s activities,” reads a statement from Ambition Mission.
Below is the full statement.
In response to articles appearing in mainstream media and rumors being spread on social media regarding Ambition Mission’s activities, we would like to state that none of that information is accurate.
In fact, Ambition Mission is a community of young people from across Uganda who are united in their desire to achieve their personal ambitions in life. Ambition Mission supports and inspires them to achieve their dreams through things like our weekly radio show, regular magazine and inspiring Facebook page, which has over 100,000 fans.
Ambition Mission is focused on supporting young people to stay in the right path to their goals. Competitions like Rising Stars gives motivated, ambitious young people the opportunity to be recognized for their ambitions and meet celebrity role models.
For Ambition Mission’s community, our way of showing that we are on the right path is that we all reject tobacco. Saying no to tobacco shows that we are focused on our goals, we believe in ourselves and we respect ourselves. That’s why we say We Are Ambition, We Are Not Tobacco.
For young people committed to achieving their dreams, Ambition Mission is the first step towards making them a reality – it inspires them to get there.
This is the message that we are sharing with the young people who pledge to achieve their dreams because we know that these are the leaders of tomorrow and change starts with them.
Therefore, any accusation of association between Ambition Mission and illuminati or a hub for nurturing homosexuals is baseless and malicious. The authors of these rumors appear to be bent on derailing the objectives of Ambition Mission’s activities.
We request that the authors of these rumors cross check their information against Ambition Mission’s objectives so as to disseminate the right information.
We are committed to making a difference in Uganda by empowering the younger generation to take their destiny into their hands.