The Executive Editor of Daily Monitor, David Sseppuuya announced on Tuesday that he was leaving the media house after serving it for more than two years. While communicating his decision to the Daily Monitor staff on Tuesday, Seppuuya reportedly said that he was quitting the company for personal reasons and that he was returning to his private work.
But we have been told by the sources in the Daily Nation, the mother company for the Daily Monitor that though Seppuuya is a consummate professional in journalism, the top most managers of the Aghakan foundation where Daily Monitor dwells were not so thankful for his contribution to the company’s growth.
Sources say that Aghakan foundation is not happy that Daily Monitor is no longer breaking up stories the way it used to do in the past. According to sources, Aghakan wonders how the government owned newspapers: The New Vision and Bukedde could break powerful stories which Daily Monitor can no longer break. The same sources further told us that even the new media houses in Uganda like the Daily Red Pepper (Uganda’s fastest growing tabloid), the Weekly Observer plus on line media houses such as weinformers.net and ugpulse.com can break up powerful stories daily than the Daily monitor thus the cause for dismissal of some of the Daily Monitor staff. The same sources told our informers that Aghakan wants Daily Monitor to be one of the media houses in East and central Africa that could break up powerful news stories and the rest of the media houses in the region sneezes.
The managing editor of the Daily Monitor in charge of weekend editions, Fredrick Masiga is also leaving the company in a month’s time perhaps due to the same reasons pushing Seppuuya out of the media house.