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Nancy Kacungira is here for presidential debate


Kacungira is already in Kampala [Photos by NTV]

Former NTV anchor, Nancy Kacungira, is in Kampala ahead of presidential debate on 15th January 2015.

The KTN news anchor, chosen to moderate Uganda’s presidential TV debate alongside the BBC Newsday programme presenter, Alan Kasujja.

Kasujja confirmed on twitter that he had already packed his bags and was headed for Kampala.

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, Joseph Mabirizi, Maureen Kyalya, Abed Bwanika, Venansius Baryamureeba and Amama Mbabazi.

FDC’s Kizza Besigye and NRM’s Yoweri Museveni will not take part in the debate.

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.

Kacungira, on of the moderators, in August last year, won the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

Nancy, who was born in Uganda, joined KTN in Kenya in 2013 as an anchor for prime time news and has reported from Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.


She also produces and presents a weekly segment that tells the inspirational stories of people working to better their local communities, and is KTN’s Social Media Editor.

Prior to joining KTN, Nancy presented for Power FM in Kampala, and has also worked in digital marketing.

Nancy was offered a placement in the BBC News teams in London for a three month starting September last year.

The placement provided her the opportunity to gain skills and experience working with teams across BBC News on TV, radio and online reaching the BBC’s audiences of 308 million across the world.

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