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MP given ultimatum in a fraudulent purchase of UBC land

MP given ultimatum in a fraudulent purchase of UBC land

The Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises has today Tuesday August 2, 2016 given Margret Muhanga, the Burahya County Member of Parliament in Kabarole district an ultimatum for Friday this week to produce a land title for the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) in Bugolobi which they say she obtained fraudulently Margaret Muhanga was implicated […]

Uganda’s veteran journalist Bbale Francis succumbs to cancer

Uganda’s veteran journalist Bbale Francis succumbs to cancer

He has been battling with cancer for the past few years but today, Thursday, 02 April at around 10.30 am, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Public Relations Officer, Jane Kasumba, confirmed that Bbaale died  at the Uganda Cancer Institute, Mulago. Bbale Francis one of the longest serving anchors to ever grace the television screens. His baritone  voice was […]

UBC finally switches on affected radio stations

The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has finally bowed down to public requests and criticism and switched on most of the radio stations it had switched off on January 8th this year over non payment of transmission bills amounting to three billion Uganda shillings. The radios UBC switched off included BBC radio, Radio France International, Suubi […]

UBC’s 75 Million US dollars budget for digital migration questioned

The minister of information and national guidance Mary Karooro Okrut has called for an immediate investigation into the 74 million dollars which was budgeted for the digital immigration. While appearing before the parliamentary committee on presidential affairs, Okrut said the inspector general of government is investigating the required sum of money following the questioning of […]

Minister Karoro Okurut dismissed from Parliament over UBC

MPs on the presidential affairs committee of parliament today sent away the minister of information and national guidance Mary Karoro Okurut who had appeared to this committee to explain issues relating to digital migration in the broadcasting industry. The committee chairperson Banarbas Tinkasimire said the minister along with her team were not prepared and therefore the committee could not waste […]

Uganda struggling to beat digitalization deadline

The executive director, Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) Godfrey Mutabazi is worried that Uganda is not ready for digital migration and yet time is running out for the changes to effect. Speaking in a workshop organized by Uganda Journalist Association (UJA) on media development, Mutabazi notes that the government contracted Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) to distribute digital signals to other telecasters […]

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation cannot deliver digital migration for television by deadline

Ugandans may not be able to watch TV beyond 2012 unless the country manages what has become an uphill task to migrate to digital transmission technology. This follows admission by the government communications regulator that  Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation is not ready to deliver Uganda from analog to digital technology by the set deadline. Uganda communication […]

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