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BBC journalists for Uganda presidential debate


Alan Kasujja

Two staff of the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC], a public service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London, have been chosen to moderate Uganda’s presidential TV debate.

They are BBC Newsday programme presenter, Alan Kasujja and KTN news anchor, Nancy Kacungira.

The Uganda presidential debate set for January 15, 2016 at Kampala Serena Hotel will be broadcast by NTV television.

The debate organised by the Inter Religious Council Uganda (IRCU) and The Elders Forum Uganda (TEFU) supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).



Candidates expected at the debate include; Benon Biraaro, Kizza Besigye, Amama Mbabazi, Yoweri Museveni, Joseph Mabirizi, Maureen Kyalya, Abed Bwanika and Venansius Baryamureeba.

According to the organsiers, all candidates are expected to appear in person and none shall be allowed to delegate.

According to Justice James Ogoola, the chairperson of the Elders Forum, the debate deeply investigate candidates’ policy proposals as compared to those of their opponents.

Such a public debate was organized in the 1996 election but Museveni and Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere did not attend save for Kibirige Mayanja.

Last year, IRCU organized a TV debate between Besigye and FDC president, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, who were vying for the party flag.


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